Abida Abida asks for money to pay for the constructions of her classrooms in her school

Abida is a middle-aged women living in Pakistan who is looking for money to help her school and students gain extra curricular activities and have a better education. Abida asks for a $2,875 donation which will help her pay for the construction of classrooms in the school. We felt this was very important because education leads to your future. Without an education you can make un-wise decisions and will end in poverty.

Why Education in Pakistan is so Important

This is where Pakistan is located in relation to other countries.
This is the average living condition in Pakistan. Other, more wealthy people live in better more expensive houses. This is the PLACE Abida is living.

Where you live has a big impact on your possibility to be in poverty. Abida lives in a place that could affect her health. She is put in the danger zone everyday with the possibilties of diseases. These diseases are malaria, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, breast cancer etc. Also, Abida has neighboring countries like Afghanistan which is also, very dangerous because war and other dangerous events happen here. In Pakistan there are also terrorists and many wars going on which is a constant worry for many people's lives. They have extreme temperatures which can make things hard. For example, people get tired easily, it can ruin crops, and it could ruin Abida's school.

Five P's of Poverty in Pakistan

The past of Pakistan

There are still slaves in Pakistan to this day. The main form of slavery that still exists is forced labor. Slavery is illegal in Pakistan however it is forced umong others. Traders made settlements in Pakistan after getting permission from the Mughal Empire. But, after that Queen Victoria colonized Pakistan.The Radcliffe line was how borders were drawn in Pakistan. The line separates Pakistan from India upon the Partition of India. For Pakistan, independence came on August 14, 1947 only one day before India. Also in 1947 Pakistan became a member of the British Commonwealth, earning they were an ally of America and England.

Sheikh, Ismail. "Pakistan ranks sixth on Global Slavery Index." The Express Tribune. N.p., 17 Nov. 2014. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

The People of Pakistan

The current population of Pakistan is 183 million, with the average life span of 66 years old. There is excellent health care in Pakistan because, there are many swarming diseases in Pakistan. But, the main cause of death is respitory infection. The education in Pakistan is horrible. 5.1 million children uneducated and only 14% of the educated children are girls. An estimated 40 million live in urban areas, with the balance in rural areas and numbers of the tribal population live in valleys. People in Pakistan live relatively close overall, however there is some travel distance between them. Major ethnic groups in Pakistan include Punjabi, Pashtuns, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Baloch, Hazara and Burusho people. Most Pakistans speak Urdu if not English.

"World Book Student | Article Page." World Book Student | Article Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

Politics in Pakistan

Pakistan has weak government. Pakistan has swung between democratic governments and unelected authoritarians. Pakistan's army is a big part in its politics having ruled the country for half of its time while being an independent nation. But right now it's Federal republic, a Parliamentary Republic, and an Islamic Republic. The citizens and leaders of Pakistan are well informed of their rule of law. The citizens of Pakistan have an election and an electoral college, so yes they do select their leaders. Cultural differences divide Pakistan. Although the president maintains a low-key profile, the Pakistanis do know what their leader is doing. Mamnoon Hussain is Pakistan's current leader, and intends to keep a low profile as president, a strong leader in politics.

"World Book Student | Article Page." World Book Student | Article Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

Peace in Pakistan

The Pakistan army is conjoined with the Afganistán army both fighting for equal freedom in their country's. Since the partition of British India in 1947 and creation of modern States of India and Pakistan, the two South Asian countries have been involved in four wars, including one undeclared war, and many border skirmishes and military stand-offs. Pakistan was involved in a civil war, between east and west Pakistan. The West was controlling the government, economy and army, which angered east Pakistanis. The two were split up by cultural differences. This resulted in a Civil War. Typically wars in Pakistan last to be five months to a short one month. There is always a large risk of wars resuming being Pakistan is such a dangerous place with the terriosts, to the countless wars.

"Pakistanis for Peace." Pakistanis for Peace. Harsh Mander , n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.

Place In Pakistan

Pakistan experiences warm winters and extreme temperatures in summers. To the south of Pakistan is the Arabian Sea. Up north is Afghanistan, west is Iran, and its east is India. Diseases in Pakistan include: Respiratory infection, malaria, viral hepatitis, cholera, dengue fever, Tuberculosis, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. Natural resources available in Pakistan are: gold/copper ore deposits at Saindak, rock salt, reserves of gypsum, limestone, chromites, iron ore, rock salt, silver, precious stones, gems, marbles, tiles, sulfur, fire clay, and silica sand. Neighbors of Pakistan are India, China, Afghanistan, and Iran.

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How Abida's Story Connects to the Global Goals

The Global Goals impacts everyone in poverty, no matter what. The Globals Goals are setting the whole world goals that need to be achieved to get rid of poverty and make the world an all around better place. You can learn about it more here: UN Sustainable Goals

How it Connects to Abida's story

The Five P's of poverty and Abida

Though every P of poverty can impact Abida one stands out the most. "People", the people in the five P's of poverty is mainly about their education, their ethnic groups, population, average life span, health, and where they mainly live. Ethnic groups can divide parts of Pakistan, and maybe not necessarily footing into different ethnic groups could cause problems. Not only for Abida but, also her students that will soon grow up and have to find jobs with very mixed ethnic groups. Also, their life span is only 66 years old. This is because, people can't afford better docotors or have medical diseases caused by where they live. This can be changed if they can afford better doctors, and for this they will need better jobs. To get better jobs they need a better education, this is basically a cycle. So we need to start at education, which is really what Abida is looking for: a better classroom and learning area for her students so they can learn better and have better opportunities.

"World Book Student | Article Page." World Book Student | Article Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2017.

Why is she worthy of the Loan?

The Kiva organization donates money to people in poverty for reasons, like education, or medical issues. Abida is a woman who is living in Pakistan, she wanted $2,875 dollars to construct a classroom for a school, established 5 years ago. 196 students attend this school as well and 68% are girls (girls are usually not represented in schools, in places in poverty so this is good too). But, not only does this donation impact one woman's life but, also 196 lives and probably some parents too. In the end, this small donation supports goal number one “No Poverty” because, by giving kids better education they will have a better future, because they are more job opportunities giving them more money. Having more people out of poverty. But, this donation also, supports Goal 5 and 4. By, having a better classroom and learning area this could help the children learn better. And by having more girls in school, this opens up a pathway to gender equality. Therefore, donating a small sum of money to Abida, this supports goal 1,4, and 5 but, also this impacts more than one life positively.

Thank You for Listening to Abida's Story!

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Created with images by DVIDSHUB - "Pakistan Disaster Relief" • World Can't Wait - "Veterans at the NATO Protest" • Dr Mudassar Ranjha - "Mandi bahauddin" • hswajid - "fort lahore pakistan"

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