The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation

Emergency Disaster Relief

Since the Bam earthquake in 2003, it has been the practice of PKCF – at the behest of its supporters – to make special donations to emergency disaster relief projects. Over the years, we have built on our understanding of how best to direct our contributions, ensuring maximum benefit to the ultimate recipients.

Kermanshah Water Project – The earthquake of November 2017 and the floods of 2019 caused catastrophic damage to many villages in Kermanshah. Many villages were without running water due to damaged pipes. With the support of PKCF donors in Iran, we undertook the ambitious project to lay new pipes. With project supervision by Saman Cement Company and their donations of cement, 8.5 km of new pipes have been laid and 2 new reservoirs have been constructed. Thus 8 villages are now supplied with clean running water. This includes the Hasan Soleiman village where PKCF has also constructed a primary school, which was without water for over 2 years.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

In the UK funds have been donated to:

  • Hammersmith Food Bank
  • ‘Feed the NHS’- providing fresh meals for critical care staff
  • ‘Masks for NHS Heroes’ – providing PPE for healthcare workers

IranDistribution of food and packages programme – Since March 2020, we have distributed monthly food and sanitation packages to over 600 families across 5 provinces.

Hichan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran - August 2020
Hichan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran – August 2020

Iran Hospitals – The Taleghani Hospital and Noor Afshar Hospital are some of the main centres in Tehran treating Covid-19 patients. These centres were in desperate need of new oxygen-producing units. PKCF was able to contribute towards the purchase of two such units at this critical time.

Oxygen-producing Unit – Noor Afshar Hospital
Oxygen-producing Machine – Taleghani Hospital

Sistan and Baluchistan Report June 2020 by Roshanak Tavakoli (pdf 953 KB)

You can donate online by visiting the Donations page.