Child and Family Aid

Karachi, Pakistan

Within a few decades Karachi has developed explosively into a city of 23 million inhabitants. Because of terror-related incidents and the high rate of crimes on its streets, Karachi is regarded as one of the most dangerous cities of the world. Poverty has grown along with the population. Children, especially those of Christian families, are often neglected and come from the poorest backgrounds. Their plight is shocking and heart-breaking. The “Educational Institute Charity” cares for about 100 children who have lost one or both parents. Two Christusträger Sisters from Germany run the Institute’s three homes and look after the children around the clock, assisted by German and local staff.

As only a limited number of children can be admitted into our homes, we also provide support to children in families with only one parent and to families otherwise in need with our “Child and Family Aid Project”. As it is too dangerous to send children to school on their own, one of their relatives has to be responsible for this daily task. However, it is often quite difficult for the relatives to manage during their daily working hours. Sometimes we can help get these children into other Christian hostels, so that they can live in a protected place and get a good education there. The families also get help and assistance in case of medical or other problems.

We take great care to ensure that the financial means are used effectively. The supported families come to the sisters regularly during consultation hours for monitoring the development of the children and to discuss any action necessary. In this project we, of course, cannot reach the high standard of our own orphanages, but it is valuable help for Christian families under pressure in this country. Their children get the chance to complete their basic or, in some cases, higher education or different kinds of training. With a personal sponsorship you make the support and progress of these children possible.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1 : 27 | The Bible