About Friends of Pakistan USA

We’re a community of Returned Peace Corp Volunteers and friends committed to better understanding between the people of the USA and Pakistan. Our work is to support women’s empowerment with local partners dedicated to the education and leadership development of young women in Pakistan.

Friends of Pakistan USA is a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Pakistan, along with Peace Corps support staff, friends, and all people interested in fostering understanding and good relations with the people of Pakistan. Affiliated with the National Peace Corps Association.

We are a 501c3 entity, meaning that your donation is tax deductible in the US. Annual membership fee $15.

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Our Goals

  1. Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan Through Education

    Support empowerment for young women in Pakistan through academic education and leadership development. One year college tuition for a Bachelors degree is $575. You can send a check payable to Friends of Pakistan USA to Dee St. George, 3202 West Emerson, Seattle, WA 98199 or click the Donate now button below for Paypal and Credit Cards donations.
    $13,417 donated of $22,000 goal

Promote friendly relations and better understanding between the people of Pakistan and the people of the United States of America.
Advance education in Pakistan by donations in cash and in kind to proper educational institutions.
Provide emergency assistance when natural disasters like earthquakes and floods occur and to support refugee, relief and recovery efforts.

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Board of Directors

Millard Mott President

Pakistan 1962-64

Betsy White Ex-Officio

Pakistan 1962-64

Ken Choquette VP Projects

Pakistan 1964-66

Ann Hartman VP Public Relations

Pakistan 1990-91

Barbara Janes Secretary

Pakistan 1961-63

Carol Cespedes Treasurer

East West Center 1962-63

Leslie Mass Ex-Officio

Pakistan 1962-64

Erika Hoffman-Kiess VP Membership

Pakistan 2010-16, Intermittent


  • "My parents were poor. The scholarship allowed me to complete the 13th and 14th grades to gain a Masters."

    Benish, a scholarship student, went on to the University for her Masters.
  • "When I was 13 I decided to go back to school for my high school diploma. My parents were carpet weavers and poor. I had to go on a hunger strike for three days to get their permission."

    Nadra, with the help of Al Bari Welfare Association, went on to complete her Masters and is now teaching in her village school.
  • "My father died. I have 8 sisters and 1 brother and he cannot support my school. I want to be a Professor of Economics. Without this scholarship I cannot achieve my aim."

    Shazeen is in the second scholarship group
  • "My father has a large family but his income is very low. He can't support my education. I want to be a Professor of English. Thank you for the scholarship."

    Shamsa is in the second scholarship group

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