Working with Leaders in Pakistan

Pakistani news site has an article praising the work of community leaders and activists in Pakistani towns in keeping communities together and strong: “Our real leaders are the thousands of community activists in our midst – not necessarily well-known. They are heroes in their own right. They deserve our gratitude.” We would like to […]

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MDF VP Hassan Abbas interviews Hillary Clinton

Dr. Hassan Abbas (who, among many other accomplishments, is Vice President of MDF), was recently invited to interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Below is a portion of the interview, which can be found in full at his website. Hassan Abbas: During your recent visit to Pakistan, you won the hearts of many through your […]

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The Taliban’s War on Education

The obstacles for children to attend school in Pakistan are many: weak infrastrucure, poverty, and conflict all contribute to a situation in which at least 8 million of the country’s 20 million school-age children do not attend primary school. One of the more recent developments worsening this situation is the Pakistani Taliban’s war on education. […]

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Welcome to the Marshall Direct Fund blog! We’ll be using this space to provide updates on MDF projects, stories of people in Pakistan who are involved with MDF, news on Pakistan, and much more. If there is anything you would like to hear more about, or have comments regarding the blog, please e-mail us:

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