UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Pakistan

06/21/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2024 23:11

Cultivating Change: Rubina Khatoon’s story of Resilience and Hope

Rubina Khatoon and her family, from the village Mehar, District Dadu located in South-West of Pakistan, once thrived as daily wage workers in the local fields. However, the devastating floods of 2022 swept through their village, destroying their home, crops, and assets, leaving them in a devastating situation.

Faced with hunger and poverty, their main source of income submerged under floodwaters and they struggled to survive. In response, UNDP with generous support from the Government of Japan provided Rubina with an agricultural toolkit containing essential tools like shovels, hammers, and saws. This assistance enabled them to cultivate their lands and rebuild decent lives.

With renewed determination, Rubina and her family cleared the flood debris, prepared the land, and planted seeds for a hopeful future.