ML Resources, LLC was founded in mid-2007 and ML Private Investments, LLC was founded in mid-2008 to review investment opportunities that provide positive returns in today's uncertain markets. At the same time, the company aims to encourage open dialogue in order to promote a culture of tolerance in a world where prejudice, exploitation, and extremism have been allowed to thrive.
Social Vision is the self-funded, strategic philanthropy arm of ML Resources, LLC. The division besides philanthropy projects, also invests from time to time, in innovative capacity-building and community development initiatives with expected high social returns. Social Vision also seeks to increase understanding between the West and the Muslim World through its philanthropic actions, dialogue and partnerships that transcend faith, cultural and ethnic lines. The division’s entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy embodies both the spirit of sharing and the spirit of tolerance.
In the Spotlight
Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization committed to providing patient centered healthcare to uninsured, low-income families based in Virginia, Maryland and DC. In August 2013 ML Resources Social Vision partnered with ACHN and volunteer Doctors to provide funding and support for the clinic.
ML Resources Social Vision has been funding The Salvation Army's feeding program for over seven years in the DC area, has recently initiated a 3 month pilot project in March 2015, partnering ACHN Doctors, The Salvation Army and FACETS to treat the homeless and under-privileged requiring urgent medical attention. Click here to read The Washington Post's article.
By The Grace of God, ML Resources Social Vision's feeding program, which had a humble beginning 20 years ago, has now increased to almost a 1,000 meals per day 365 days a year between Washington DC, USA and Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Muslim Lakhani, Chairman & CEO of ML Resources Social Vision was a keynote speaker at USAID annual Iftar program on Wednesday July 31, 2013. Hosted by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, the theme of the event was "Eradicating Extreme Poverty: This Generation’s Legacy". Mr. Lakhani spoke about the role of private sector in not only supporting programs to alleviate poverty, but how individuals with a vision can help create strategic partnerships and model innovative approaches to solving global challenges. His work with the Salvation Army in the US was inspirational to the invited guests who included members of academic institutions, civil society, international development organizations, religious leaders and youth activists. Several representatives from US government agencies including the White House and State Department attended the event as well.
September 2011 The 9/11 Unity Walk, a non-profit that brings together people of diverse backgrounds & faiths through leadership & service, honored ML Resources at their 1st annual benefit with their Corporate Social Responsibility Award. The benefit also presented a Lifetime Achievement award to renowned scholar and author Karen Armstrong. The organization recognized ML Resources' contribution to various interfaith initiatives in the United States, including the Interfaith Center of New York's domestic violence prevention trainings, the Fast2Feed Iftar in September 2009, and the development of the Interfaith Youth Action Group.The award was received by Meshal Lakhani on behalf of ML Social Vision.
Summer 2011 The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan's publication, Khabr-o-Nazr, featured an interview with ML Resources Chairman & CEO Muslim Lakhani in their summer issue, in which he discusses his desire to empower the less fortunate both in the United States and Pakistan. View Article Here....
September 2010 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.