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
July 2013 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.
January 2013 My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge, and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative - from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans.
April 2012 ML Social Vision funds a feeding program since December 2008. This program feeds 200 people everyday, 365 days a year in the Greater Washington DC area, through the Salvation Army. This year(2012), "Muslim Lakhani Matching Grant" to raise an extra US $ 150,000/- was over subscribed and reached its target in less than three months. This feeding program was highlighted by Fox News International on Saturday, March 10, 2012.