As the country comes to a standstill in an effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, a lot of people will struggle to make ends meet.
Approximately 25pc of Pakistan’s population lives under the poverty line, with a sizeable chunk of the working population comprising of ‘daily wage’ or ‘shadow workers’. A halt in economic activity has dire consequences for them.
Keeping the above in mind, Swvl, the leading bus-hailing company in Pakistan, has partnered with multiple social impact businesses and NGOs nationwide to give back to the community.
Swvl is leading distribution of ration packages for Saylani Welfare Trust, Robinhood Army and Rizq.
Saylani Welfare Trust has recently pledged to provide over a million ration packs to those in need.
The Robinhood Army is a zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurant and homes to distribute to the less privileged.
Inspired by a mother, taken forward by her 3 sons, Rizq is a mission to end hunger.
Through partnerships with these platforms, Swvl aims to utilize its extensive route network and bus platform and provide key logistical insights and support to help millions of Pakistanis to weather the economic downtime caused by the pandemic.
Speaking about the inititiave, Swvl GM Shahzeb Memon shared, “Swvl aims to help the impoverished and downtrodden of our society by providing daily ration to millions whose earnings will be hit substantially in these turbulent times. For the company, it is times like these where it feels a greater sense of obligation to help the community that has supported its rise so enthusiastically. With their timely action Swvl, and its partners hope to make a lasting impact on the lives of the underprivileged members of our society.”