ML Social Vision applies our founder’s spirit of sharing and tolerance to the development of socially responsible partnerships and philanthropic projects.
We engage in helping the underprivileged and the less fortunate in our society. Social Vision has always aspired to bridge the gap between the West and the Islamic World, through its philanthropic actions, dialogue and partnerships that transcend faith, cultural and ethnic lines.
This entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy embodies both the “Spirit of Sharing” and “Spirit of Tolerance”.

The Salvation Army - Grate Patrol Program
Since Christmas Day 2008, Social Vision continues its funding and support to the Salvation Army’s Grate Patrol, a program that feeds homeless men, women and children 365 days a year in Washington, D.C. The Grate Patrol van feeds between 150-200 people per night. In addition to the meals, the program directs clients to housing, social services and other support services.

My Fellow American Video

Fox News Video

ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN)
“Dua and Dawa"; reveal Muslim Lakhani's vision to attach a clinic to a “House of Worship” (mosque, temple, church or synagogue) for healing of the soul and healing of the body. This concept was initiated by Muslim in 1995 in a mosque in Islamabad. ML Social Vision partnered and helped launch another such clinic, ACHN, with the same concept in ADAMS mosque in Chantilly, Virginia in 2013.
ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN) is a volunteer based nonprofit organization committed to providing patient centered healthcare to uninsured, low-income individuals.
ACHN has 3 founding partners who helped make this dream a reality for the less fortunate in our society. All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS), who gave the space for the clinic.
ML Resources Social Vision, who helped financially and is the lead donor.
Most importantly, the Doctors and the Volunteers who have partnered in making ACHN a success, by devoting their precious time and efforts to this noble cause.
These efforts of ACHN for the community were recognized and passed unanimously through a Joint Resolution on January 21, 2016 by the General Assembly of the State of Virginia.

Click here to see the Virginia General Assembly Resolution

ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN) Video

Miriam's Kitchen

On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day 2009, ML Resources LLC Social Vision partnered with Miriam's Kitchen, a Washington, DC gourmet soup kitchen, to serve breakfast to Miriam's homeless guests. Social Vision provided funding and recruited volunteers to prepare and serve the meals, bringing people from various faiths together in service. The company also provided personal hygiene kit items for the soup kitchen’s homeless guests, with tote bags imprinted with both ML Resources Social Vision and Miriam's Kitchen logos.

Interfaith Service Week
August 31 to September 6, 2009 was Interfaith Service Week, part of President Obama’s “United We Serve” Campaign. ML Resources Social Vision took seriously this call to action and reached across faith lines to partner with The Salvation Army, 9/11 Unity Walk, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Interfaith Youth Core, to host “Fast2Feed”, an interfaith Iftar/community service rally at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C, who kindly opened their synagogue for this event.

ML Resources Social Vision Reach4Peace
VOA Urdu Coverage of Fast2Feed (with English subtitles)

Interfaith Youth Action Group (IYAG)
In June 2010, ML Resources Social Vision and 9/11 Unity Walk, brought people of all backgrounds and faiths together to walk in unity, to launch the Interfaith Youth Action Group (IYAG). IYAG, a pilot initiative in the Washington, D.C. area that builds on previous efforts by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faiths Act Fellows. It aims to empower high school students from diverse backgrounds to become leaders in interfaith dialogue and service, guiding them to create their own year-long community service initiatives with both a local and global expression, using the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as their platform.

Interfaith Center NY / CONNECT

In April 2010, Social Vision provided a grant for a two-year initiative to train religious leaders in domestic violence awareness and crises interventions, a program spearheaded by the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and CONNECT, an NYC organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence and promoting gender justice. Given that every religious community in New York suffers from domestic violence, the training and capacity building provided an opportunity for diverse communities to work together on a shared and very serious issue. ICNY and CONNECT are partnering to create a citywide network of grassroots religious leaders who will be educated and empowered to prevent and respond to domestic abuse in their respective communities.

House of Rice (Chawal Wala Ghar)
Since 1995, our founder initiated a program to feed the poor on the lane next to his home in Islamabad, Pakistan. Word spread about the "Chawal Wala Ghar" (meaning, "House of Rice" in Urdu). Since 2011, the program has expanded to provide food for the laborer and underprivileged men, women, and children in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes one Sasta Tandoor (Subsidized Bread). The program, appropriately entitled “House of Rice”, serves food to over 700 people, 365 days a year.

House of Rice Video

Women Aid Trust (WAT)
Since December 1999, ML Resources LLC founder Muslim Lakhani has been the primary benefactor for the Women Aid Trust, an organization formed by a group of enterprising women that provides legal aid and rehabilitative services for women in Pakistani prisons. Due to his continued support for this cause, the organization has flourished and expanded to aid both women and juveniles in five jails in the province of Punjab and Frontier. WAT also undertakes research and advocacy efforts to improve the country's legal and judicial system for the rights of women, and offers a range of community welfare, education, health and emergency relief services.
WAT teaches sewing, purse making and other handicraft skills to the women inmate. The male juveniles are taught to become, Electricians, Plumbers etc. Both the wards are taught general education and computer literacy courses. This has enabled many of them to integrate back into the society to earn a living with dignity and honor, once released.

Women Aid Trust Video

About Women Aid Trust

Kulsum Free Clinic (Islamabad)
Kulsum Free Clinic was established in 1995 by its founder Muslim Lakhani, to provide outpatients with free medical checkups including, free treatment and free medications to the underprivileged & the less fortunate in Islamabad and the areas nearby. Kulsum Free Clinic provides free treatment to approximately 7000 patients per year since 1995 & continues to-date.

The Major 2010 floods in Pakistan affected over 20 million people and destroyed homes and livelihoods of many more millions. In August 2010, ML Social Vision partnered with others to launch Relief4Pakistan , a global grassroots donation campaign that leverages social media platforms and people-to-people relationships to raise money for the millions suffering from the disaster in Pakistan. In its first phase, R4P successfully mobilized in the United States, a citizen response to the disaster, raising over a $150,000 for Mercy Corps emergency first response relief efforts on the ground. ML Social Vision provided a large seed donation to jump start this campaign. In November 2010, Social Vision launched 2nd phase, an innovative program developed in partnership with Operation USA to aid recovery efforts in the Bangla Ichha Union Council, a cluster of four forgotten villages in Rajanpur, Punjab province. Working closely with the local tribal leadership and community organization.

Batting for Change
In October 2009, ML Resources Social Vision launched Batting for Change, a community development initiative in Buner, a conflict-affected area in northwest Pakistan. In the first phase of the pilot program, Social Vision partnered with Pakistan-based NGO Regional Institute of Policy Research & Training (RIPORT) to launch a district-wide cricket tournament for the local community. In April 2010, Social Vision initiated Phase II of Batting for Change, establishing, Da Ilam Kor (“House of Learning” in Pashto), a computer literacy center for high school boys. In the last ten months (April 2010-Jan2011) more than 90 students successfully trained and certified in the basic computer skills (Windows XP, MS Office applications, Basic designing/multimedia, Urdu & English typing and Basic Internet knowledge training), which enabled them with the spirit of hope for the future.The program also engaged participants in a sports tournament, instituting an innovative work and rewards system. .

Naya Jeevan

Naya Jeevan is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides urban, low-income families in the emerging world with affordable access to quality, healthcare. Founded in 2007 by a team of social entrepreneurs, Naya Jeevan’s unique and comprehensive microinsurance program seeks to create the emerging world’s first “HMO for the marginalized poor.” In April 2010, ML Resources Social Vision provided a seed grant for Naya Jeevan’s operations in Pakistan and US.

PULS (Pakistan Urban Link and Support Network)

In July 2010, ML Social Vision awarded a grant to the Pakistan Urban Link and Support Network (PULS), a pilot initiative aiming to build a real-time, internet based SMS network and dispatch system that connects people and organizations for positive local action. The pilot, which was launched in August 2010, deploys Groundcrew Software as a networked communication and mapping tool in direct support of the clients and staff of National Rural Support Program (NRSP)’s flagship urban poverty alleviation program, the Socioeconomic Development of Destitute and Neglected Children’s Families project (SDDNCF) in Punjab province. PULS provides added value, efficiency, and enjoyment to the ongoing activities of SDDNCF’s staff and clients, while at the same time creates a new system for outreach and productive linkages to civil society volunteers and supporters.

EcoEnergy Finance
EcoEnergy Finance is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide cleaner, healthier, and more efficient energy for the rural poor in developing countries and the United States. The organization aims to install solar-powered lighting in rural villages in order to foster green investment and develop income-generation opportunities. Social Vision provided initial funding and support for EEF’s pilot initiative in rural Sindh, Pakistan, which was launched in September 2010.

Video Showcase

This video is an introduction to ML Resources Social Vision and provides a visual summary of our initiatives.

Founder ML Social Vision Muslim Lakhani Interview with Bettina Lawton "Inside Scoop April 24, 2017".

In addition to the earlier Recognition by The Virginia House & Senate Resolution SR 116, We are also extremely humbled and honored to share this latest United States Congressional Recognition with all of you who also support and work tirelessly towards Humanitarianism & building bridges regardless of Faith or Gender in The United States & Globally. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) presented this Congressional Record recognized by the US House of Representatives on March 10th, at her Congressional Office in Washington, DC. This Recognition was presented to Muslim Lakhani of ML Social Vision for his many contributions to promote tolerance and humanitarian efforts across Faith Lines!!.

ML Social Vision is humbled and honored that our 25 years of work was recognized by the Virginia Senate through a Senate Resolution SR116 unanimously. We visited the VA Senate on Feb 22nd 2017 and were also recognized on the floor of the Virginia Senate.

Founder ML Social Vision spoke to a very large gathering at the UMAA Convention in Chicago, IL. May 29, 2016.

On August 25, 2010, Kalsoom Lakhani, director of ML Social Vision, was interviewed on Riz Khan’s show on Al Jazeera English. She discussed issues related to donor fatigue with the floods in Pakistan, as well as the motivations behind Relief4Pakistan, a campaign launched in partnership with Pakistani Peace Builders to mobilize donations for the flood affected families in Pakistan.

Watch "Pakistan at the Crossroads", Muslim Lakhani's interview with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Dialogue program that first aired on November 11, 2009.

A look at ML Resources Social Vision’s involvement during Interfaith Service Week, part of President Obama’s United We Serve Campaign.

Recently, people from all walks of life gathered for Fast2Feed, an interfaith iftar at the 6th & I Synagogue in Washington DC. Watch VOA Urdu’s coverage of the event (with English subtitles).

 2010, Muslim Lakhani, Chairman and CEO of ML Resources and ML Private Investments, LLC spoke before a diverse audience at the American University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington D.C. Mr. Lakhani discussed his Pakistani heritage and upbringing, business ethics, and personal dreams and how they were the collective drive behind his inspiration to create Social Vision, the venture philanthropy arm of ML Resources.

In July 2012, Mr. Lakhani also addressed participants in the Social Innovation Summer Program at George Mason University. He Spoke to a passionate group of young social entrepreneurs about his personal experience as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist.

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