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 caused catastrophic damage to many villages in Kermanshah. Over 20 villages were without running water due to damaged pipes. With the support of PKCF donors in Iran and in conjunction with Children of Persia Charity, we undertook the ambitious project to lay new pipes. With project supervision by Saman Cement Company and their donations of cement, 10km of new pipes have been laid and 3 new reservoirs have been constructed. Thus 22 villages are now supplied with clean water. This includes the Hasan Soleiman village where PKCF has also constructed a primary school, which has been without water for 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

Iran – As of June 2020, we have distributed food and sanitation packages to over 600 families across 5 provinces. Since we began the programme in March, these distributions have been taking place monthly.

Oxygen-producing machine donated to Taleghani Hospital

Iran Hospital – In partnership with Nikan Mammut Charity Foundation, PKCF contributed to the urgent purchase of a major oxygen-producing machine. This is now installed at the Taleghani Hospital, one of the main hospitals treating patients with COVID-19 in Tehran.

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

You can donate online by visiting the Donations page.