Preventing Charity-based Fraud in Pakistan
Fraud is one of the sad realities of many charity projects in Pakistan. Here is some key info to make sure you don’t get scammed.
Average loan debt per person: $177 USD
Average family size: 5.5 people
Average family loan: $974 USD
Food for a family: $100-140 USD per month (less in rural areas)
Cost of rent per month: $100 USD (city) $50 USD (rural)
Cost of Hepatitis B/C treatment: $150 USD (12 week course)
Minimum wage: $100 USD per month
Cost of sewing machine: $60-70 USD
Cost of tuktuk: $1000 USD
Cost of vegetable cart and stock: $200 USD
Cost of a cow: $1500 USD
Wage for teacher: $140 USD per month
Class size: 30 students
Rental for buildings: $1-200 USD per month
Equipment & supplies: $100 USD per month
Cost of Wells: $250-$400USD (depending on a variety of factors)
Freeslaves.org employs an auditor to verify all of its operations in Pakistan and ensure transparency, follow-up, and integrity.
Ask for audited or verified accounts.
Ask for receipts.
If you have any questions about what is reasonable for a charity to be requesting in Pakistan, please feel free to ask!