Legal status Association
Purpose Welfare Work
|Motto Love the Human Being, Respect the Mankind, Be the Ambassador of Peace.|
Formation 2007; 10 years ago (2007)
The Chhipa Welfare Association is a non-governmental organisation in Pakistan, founded in 2007 by Ramzan Chhipa. Its activities include financial aid and free or low-cost food to people with a low income. The association is headquartered in Karachi and operates in the city.
The Chhipa Welfare Association runs a number of ambulance centres in Karachi. The ambulances are basic vans with room for a stretcher, for transportation to a hospital but without any medical staff in the ambulance.
The association provides a means for people who are unable to care for their newborn children to give them up for adoption, as an alternative to abandoning the child, and to lessen the risk of infanticide. The ambulance centres include a palna (lit. "cradle") where people can leave their babies; the Chhipa Association can then arrange for the infant to be adopted.
The ambulance centres also accept animals that have been sacrificed on the occasion of a child's birth (Aqiqah) or as other forms of voluntary charity (Sadaqah). These sacrifices are prepared as food for people with a low income.