Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s first intervention in Pakistan was in 1979 in the context of the Afghan crisis and the arrival of thousands of Afghan refugees. After the country-wide torrential rains which began in late July 2010 and affected 17.2 million people, ACF scaled up its programs responding to the emergency, initially with life-saving activities and later on with livelihoods restoration. In Maidan, in the northwest of Pakistan, ACF supported some of the most vulnerable households with unconditional cash grants and business restart grants for those whose home-based businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed in the floods. Female headed households (mainly widows) originally affected by the conflict and later on by the catastrophic floods were assisted to rebuild their lives and support their families with income.
This photo documentary is dedicated to those brave women that despite adversity showed resilience, courage and hope.