Recent Trip to Pakistan


I’m often asked for a download after I return from Pakistan. It’s difficult to give a simple soundbite. On one hand it’s amazing, inspiring, and surprising. On the other, it can be tiring, frustrating, and unreal. In an attempt to better define the experience, and for those of you interested in reading on…Pakistan is not what […]

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Kidnap Victim Addresses Extremism


Shahbaz Taseer escaped just five months ago and traveled from Pakistan to share his experience at the 9th Annual MDF Aspen Reception hosted at the beautiful home of Kate & Chris Roberts on July 26. His father, the late Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, was brutally assassinated by his own bodyguard nearly six years ago due […]

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Shop Goodshop


Marshall Direct Fund has partnered with  Goodshop.com to bring you money-saving shopping opportunities online. When you shop at any of thousands of participating retailers ranging from Staples coupons to Amazon deals , Goodshop will donate to our foundation up to 20% of what you spend. Enjoy promotions at stores such as […]

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2015 Hindu Kush Earthquake


Pakistan and surrounding regions suffered a devastating earthquake on October 26, 2015. We are relieved to let you know that all Marshall Direct Fund and Moqah Foundation staff are safe, and no one was affected directly by the disturbances. The earthquake was centered in remote northeast Afghanistan, but many of the victims were from across the border […]

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Acumen: Gender lens on social enterprises


Article by Acumen
Since 2001, Acumen has invested in companies that serve some of the world’s poorest customers. We have seen firsthand the positive change that comes from leaders and entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo. We have also seen, through our portfolio of social enterprises, the tangible rewards a company gains when they integrate women […]

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infant mortality rate in Pakistan

Report Highlights High Infant Mortality in Pakistan


Earlier this month, The Express Tribune with the International New York Times published an article titled “State of Children: Pakistani child mortality rates nearly twice as high as India’s” which highlighted a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report showing that one in every 14 Pakistani children die before their first birthday, and one in […]

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Join us in India


Gateway to India Travel has partnered with the Marshall Direct Fund (MDF) to provide an experience that speaks both to the rich cultural history of Northern India and the work being done by locals to improve their communities. This philanthropic tour is more than a sight-seeing trip; participants will meet and dine with erstwhile royalty […]

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