Dear donors, supporters and friends,
The first quarter of this year brought with it a very difficult time for our organization. Our founder Naween Mangi, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust’s workers and supporters fell victim to a planned and intense attack of harassment and threats by members of society who oppose development and the empowerment of women and the poor. This harassment included verbal abuse in public, late night threatening phone calls, in-person threats, illicit police cases and false claims on our property.
The harassment reached the point where our founder was forced to vacate her residence in the village due to constant harassment. Several times a week people opposing our work would send drunk and armed individuals to stand outside the residence late at night and shout out threats, bash on the door with various weapons and create harassment.