Our first container of aid was delivered to the Adventist Hospital in Karachi in 1980. It had some valuable donation of equipment for the x ray department and much needed hospital furniture for the wards. This was followed by one load for the Marie Adelaide Hospital in Karachi and also one container for a Hospital in a town called Gilgit.
Our Pakistani contacts in both Karachi & Peshawar were very necessary in helping us move our Afghan containers, and so were our links with all the necessary government departments.
In 2002 we were approached by the Director of the Lady Dufferin Hospital in Karachi for help in fitting out their large new wing. This charitable obstetrics and gynaecology hospital was originally founded by the wife of a British ambassador in the 19th century when the city was small. It now has a population of 12 million. The contents of 5 full containers have furnished the new wing.
In the aftermath of the severe earthquake that badly affected parts of Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province Jacob’s Well sent two containers of medical aid, tents, food and warm clothing and bedding. Many problems were experienced in getting the army to release these containers from the port but eventually they did move up north and were distributed by the army.
In 2012 & 2013 containers have been delivered to the Karachi Lady Dufferin Hospital that also contained some clothing and bedding for the Convent Home for disabled children.