Floods bring hundreds knocking on her door

Women relocate their livestock from their flooded homes, hauling as much feed as they can carry for miles in the rain.
(Kelly Holz)
Kelly Holz (Tufts Univ.), GlobalPost
Published August 24, 2010

MEERWALA, Pakistan — In the early hours of Tuesday, Aug. 3, Mukhtar Mai was awakened by the arrival of hundreds of villagers at her home. All were seeking refuge from the flood that was devastating villages and cities all over Pakistan.

She promptly roused the staff and volunteers of her self-made NGO, Mukhtar Mai Women’s Organization, and converted her entire property into a makeshift refugee camp.