Pakistan Flood Relief

Path of the Friend


The immediate and long-term suffering caused by the floods in Pakistan is heartbreaking. The floods cover 20% of the land. 8 million people have been displaced. Crops have been wiped out, whole towns flooded, roads and bridges severely damaged. Pakistan, already struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2005, on-going Taliban terrorism, and large-scale poverty, now faces the worst natural disaster in its history.

During our recent visit to Pakistan we met with the director of Sungi Development Foundation and visited one of their projects. Sungi is a non-profit organization doing wonderful work in both disaster relief and grassroots development. They work with very low overhead and have a great system for getting urgent supplies to people in the far reaches of the country.

If you are feeling moved to help the Pakistani people in this time of crisis, a donation to Sungi would be well directed. We encourage you to visit their website at You will find details on their site for making a wire transfer directly to them.

If you live in the U.S. and it would be helpful for you to receive a tax-deduction for your contribution, we have set up a special fund at the Boulder Institute (Path of the Friend) through which you can do so.

We will transfer 100% of your donation to Sungi, and we will send you a receipt for U.S. tax purposes.

Donations can be made on-line at this website by clicking here.

You may also contribute by sending a check by mail – please print out the form you will find by clicking here. (Note: this check form is not yet updated with the “Pakistan Flood Relief – Sungi” program designation. For now, please write in this program designation on the form.)

The people of Pakistan – and the world – thank you for your generosity.

“I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s family or nation, but also for the benefit of all human kind.”

– The Dalai Lama