Support the Porters living in Mountains,Pakistan

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
We know every one all over the world are greatly affected due to the COVID19, however, some are in dire need of help. Pakistan Mountain community, such as high altitude guides, mountain guides, porters, cook and helpers mostly rely on tourism, due to COVID19, the tourism sector badly hit and left hundreds of people unemployed across the mountains of Pakistan. The mountain communities are suffering badly , there is no alternative source of income, carrying the heavy loads, working as a porter with foreign expeditions, trekking groups, the high mountain people make their living, during spring and summer seasons, the hard-earned money is used to buy food items and stock for the winters, within this income. The people of high mountain community related to tourism, live through the winters and feed their families, educate their children and cover a medical emergency, when the winter arrives, roads in many villages are blocked due to heavy snowfall, extreme winter conditions, imagine they have no food, how would one feel, how a kid would feel. In many houses, only one or two family members are the only bread earner for the entire family having no job of tourism, the families are going to suffer a lot.

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HISTORICAL ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FUNDRAISERS
Ms. Samina Baig and Mr. Mirza Ali the climbing duo, to celebrate their historical 1st anniversary being the first brother & sister to complete the climbing of seven summits. Seven highest Mountains in Seven continents, the siblings are raising funds for the people working in the tourism and are unemployed in the mountains of Pakistan, high altitude guides, guides, cook, and porters, who always stood and walked with you during your trips and adventures in the mountains of Pakistan.

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OUR MISSION
The Fund raised will be distributed through the proper channel, the neediest will be served first and will follow accordingly, keeping the transparency, providing them Cash and through providing food items to 700 families for 7 months.
This fundraising campaign will contribute greatly by covering food for the High Altitude Guides, Mountain Guides, Cooks and porters, for five to six months, covering the winter seasons. As there is no other ways to earn a livelihood once the tourism season is over, there is no source for them to earn a livelihood. Even your small contribution would matter and support needy families in these crisis.
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BACKGROUND OF THE CLIMBING DUO:

Ms.Samina Baig and Mr Mirza Ali are mountaineer from a remote village in Hunza valley, Northern Pakistan. The brother and sisters have been in the tourism industry and raised the bar, setting an unprecedented landmark to overcome immense challenges and climbed the mountains all over the world. Mr Mirza Ali himself worked at the age of 15 as cook helper, Porter and assistant cook, assistant guide, high altitude porter. He knows how tourism has helped him to accomplish his dreams, he feels the suffering of the people in the mountains relying on tourism.

Ms.Samina Baig and Mr.Mirza Ali are the only brother and sister, from All over the world, successfully climbed the seven highest mountains in the seven continents, Ms.Samina is first Pakistani woman to climb Mt.Everest and first Pakistani among men and women to complete the seven summit, she is also the first Muslim woman to complete this remarkable journey.

Mr. Mirza Ali is the first man from Pakistan, both sister and brother are working in the tourism sector for a long time, helping and promoting various unique sports including winter tourism, Winter sports in Pakistan. through their Not-for-profit organisation, pakistanyouthoutreach.com

Ms.Samina Baig is National goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), she is also a member of National tourism board, also notable for the Pride of Performance. She has been advocating for women empowerment and encouraging women in tourism. A lifetime member of Alpine Club of Pakistan, honorary member of Karakorum development organization (KADO), brand ambassador of Habib Bank Limited, (HBL)Pakistan, brand Ambassador of Special communication organization, (SCO). President Pakistan Youth Outreach Foundation.

Mr.Mirza Ali is a member of the Prime Minister Economic diplomacy committee. A member of Alpine Club of Pakistan,  and also an experience ambassador of Huawei Mobile Pakistan. founding chairman of Pakistan Youth Outreach Foundation.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Mirza Ali 
Organizer
Huntington, NY
Nazir Abbas 
Beneficiary
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