Charity begins from Home: Meet Parveen Saeed

Anum Shakeel
Posted October 30, 2019 from Pakistan
A Social Entrepreneur
Parveen Saeed serving her community and feeding the poor
Khana Ghar feeding 1000 people daily
Khana Ghar feeding 1000 people daily (1/3)

"Parveen Saeed got this idea of Khana Ghar after she heard of an incident that a mother killed their children cause she wasn't able to see them starve to death. This incident made her hit in her mind to start this Khana Ghar."

Today I would like to share another amazing woman story with my Global Community. Parveen Saeed A Social Entrepreneur and inspiration for many.

At a time when Pakistan is facing countless problems, there are people who are silently working for the betterment of the motherland. These devoted Pakistanis are working towards accomplishment of their goal to bring Pakistan out of the shadows. These are the people who are striving to change perceptions regarding Pakistan from a terrorism stricken Pakistan to an inspiring Pakistan. Despite of all the pessimism prevailing there are some Pakistanis that are still highly motivated and are contributing towards welfare of the state in their individual capacity. Their spirits are high and they are certain that they can be the positive change agents for the country.

When most of the world shows the darker side of Pakistan it forgets to mention heroics like Parveen Saeed. Parveen Saeed is a simple Pakistani who aims to reduce the problems Pakistan is facing today. She is a woman of substance who is serving the country in her best capacity for last 23 years. Parveen Saeed is the face of a brighter Pakistan, positive Pakistan and a Pakistan remains hidden from the world.

Love for her country and the spirit to serve descended to Parveen from her parents. Acknowledging that hunger is the root cause of many evils across the globe, Parveen Saeed runs “Khana Ghar” to reduce this problem in Pakistan. “Khana Ghar” serves the poor with healthy food in just 3 rupees. Foundation of Khana Ghar was laid after Parveen Saeed witnessed a dreadful incident in her vicinity when a mother killed her three children because she was unable to feed them for three days.

To prove that hunger is not greater than mother’s love, to ensure that rate of such vices fall and to promote the brighter image of Pakistan Parveen Saeed and her team is working day and night. Not only this, but Khana Ghar is also a source of employment and morale booster for many people. People come there, work, earn their living and feed their families.

She is covered by many media channels and specially covered by BBC for her noble cause of feeding the poor. Link is here for her complete story. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-south-asia-15393516/parveen-saeed-s-qu...

Content & Image Courtesy: Think Twice Pakistan

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Anita Shrestha
Oct 31
Oct 31

Dear Sister
Thank you for sharing of great work of her. Very very inspiring story

Hello, sister Anum,

Thank you for featuring Parveen Saeed and for narrating a different side of Pakistan that we don't get to read often about. Wow, she is a selfless mother to the poor and hungry. I love how you describe her as a "simple Pakistani who aims to reduce the problems Pakistan is facing today". Parveen models how we don't need to be rich in order to solve an issue in our country.

Thank you for inspiring us with her story. More about Pakistani she-roes, please! There act of love and kindess need to be broadcasted and celebrated here on World Pulse, if not the world.

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

Can't agree more with you sister Karen. "We don't need to be rich in order to solve an issue in our country". Indeed she is a Pakistani she-roes :) Thank you for liking and encourage my stories.

You’re welcome, dear! I always get excited when you post a new one.haha. Please keep them coming.

Have a great day!

Jill Langhus
Nov 01
Nov 01

Hello Dear Anum,

How are you doing? Wow! This story and Parveen's work is so amazing... thanks for sharing! Is she on social media and/or does she have a website so we can read or follow her work? Also, will she be joining WP:-)

Hope you're doing well and having a great week!

XX

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

I am good Jill. Hope you are doing well too. Thank you for liking and encourage my stories. I am not sure abt Parveen Anty is on social media or not but I will ask the social media team of Khana Ghar if they can join the WP.

Jill Langhus
Nov 04
Nov 04

Great to hear:-) You're very welcome!

Okay:-)

Hope you have a great week!

Lisbeth
Nov 02
Nov 02

Dear Anum,
Oh wow! A woman kills her kid because of starvation? Like seriously! This is sad! I loss my appetite already..
Great work my dear sister keep sharing with us.
Thanks

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

Yes. This is really sad that Ms. Parveen got the inspiration from the tragic incident. But yes there is ease after difficulty so here is a heroine in making for the nation of Pakistan :)

Lisbeth
Nov 04
Nov 04

Yeah in a kind of way hmm

Dr Jackie
Nov 02
Nov 02

Dear Anum,

Parveen and her work is a portrait of a woman's compassion. The world has these god-given kind-hearted women who can be spotted scarcely across the globe. They do what they do not for recognition but for compassion's sake. She is a true heroine and I am glad to know her working is coming to lamp light.

Ekitah
Nov 02
Nov 02

Hello Anum!
Thanks for sharing this inspiring story of Parveen Saeend. When there is love there is passion . Why she has been able to serve her community. Looking forward to read more inspiring stories, great!

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

You are welcome. Peace!

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

Thank you Dr Jacky for the lovely comment. Compassion is above all. Peace!

Lulaby
Nov 04
Nov 04

Thank you for sharing. It's very inspiring

Anum Shakeel
Nov 04
Nov 04

You are welcome. Peace!