Goldman Sachs Gives Analyst Impact Fund: In Spring 2018, Bondh E Shams won the 1st place prize and $150,000 in the highly competitive Goldman Sachs 2018 Analyst Impact Fund! Since then we have been working to expand operations and honing in on a strategy to guide us into our growing future.
Forbes 30 Under 30: Our CEO and founder, Hamza Farrukh was selected to be on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia - 2018 Social Entrepreneurs list. We are grateful for their feature and excited about the opportunities to come!
Solar Water Campaign in Pakistan: We have two teams in Pakistan divided between the North team and the South team with over 50 volunteers altogether. We have completed 8 projects in Bela and provided water to roughly 2,500 people. We are now expanding to new areas in Balochistan where we are assessing the need for new projects by using our location survey tool.
Conservation Campaign in Pakistan: We have added tree plantation to our work. We hosted our first tree plantation drives with Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School in collaboration with Tofiq Pasha, and we have planted approximately 100 trees in total. We are currently scoping out other opportunities to expand our conservation work.
Operations in Bangladesh & Sudan: We are pursuing opportunities and partnering with other charities to expand our work in Cox’s Bazar and in South Sudan. We hope that our work in Bangladesh can help service the Rohingya refugees.