Current and past projects
As the name suggests we use this fund for poor children especially orphans of parents losing lives and income due to violence and natural disasters. We commit to human capital development and improve prospects in life as productive and prosperous members of the society by ensuring sustained access to a good level of education.
Although individual donations can be specified for education but based on past experience and averages calculated on data two amounts £15.00 (till high school/12th standard) and £25.00 (professional/university) education have been established. We urge to commit by setting up a Standing Order to our bank account or taking a Paypal Subscription or a one of donation of whatever amount through bank transfer or Paypal.
So just for a very small of money (from 50p/day) bring light of education and better future to a deserving orphan whose future is darkened due circumstances and calamities. There is currently more than 1000 children whose education is being for by our partner, "Shaheed Foundation Pakistan". The number of effected and deserving children is escalating due to ever increasing incidents of violence and deaths.
In many situations the survivors or the family left behind not only have no means of income but in a situation that it is not easy for them to become self reliant easily and/or in near future due to many factors such as children beinng young and the widows being complete house wives prior or the bread earner surviving being decapacited due to natural disastour or incident of acts of agression and violence targetted towards normal civilians.
We usually request people for a approximiate figure of £35.00, which is a calculated average for a small family but obviously in many cases it has been to more than donation that is combined to support a family. The expenses covered are basic utility bills, rents and rations for survival.
For a poor person even after surviving a catastrophe with a lot of mental trauma and physical injuries and even possible loss of limbs in Pakistan like any developing country becomes impossible to bear due to absence of a welfare system. Sometimes due to poor state of the system the injured and sick cannot even travel to the medical facilities, let alone affording good quality healthcare. And eventually the kind of healthcare one gets is dependent on the amount money at disposal by the family.
Through our affiliates we work on schemes which ensure that after proper identification of deserving, a reasonable quality healthcare is provided to effectees in multiple locations and their travel costs are also taken care of.
This is achieved through a medical card system which allows the individual or family to go to any healthcare establishment of their choice among a growing list of good and reasonable hospitals in many areas. In some instances expenses are paid for travel if needed.
A rehabilitation center by the name of "Markaz e nigahdasht" (center for care) has been established which aims to help patients and injured travelling from far off areas to major city of Karachi for healthcare. This has proven very helpful and the future plans are to replicate this wherever else it is needed in other major cities where deserving people are usually sent for treatment.
We urge you to help us in this very important cause of looking after the injured, sick and affected and take care of them with love a high quality healthcare.
Micro-finance/Self Reliance fund
Not only it is our policy but on the ground most of time we come across brave honorable souls who do not want to take handouts but if possible these mountains of courage and self esteem would prefer to earn their own bread even though they might major limbs and organs effected or missing, with a little initial necessary startup financial assistance. Therefore we whenever possible try to bring people to their own feet by being able to earn their living through various means such as cottage industries, small retail outfits and any other suitable means with self respect.
The amount expected and pleaded for is £50.00 but of course not fixed at it as it can be lesser or more. This gets pooled and whenever such a case arrives it is taken care of or in cases we wait for more funds after appealing to our donors and general public. Such projects have been successfully deployed earlier with very positive and encouraging results thus boosting our confidence in this relatively new way but of course very effective in long run.
Poverty restricts people apart from other basic human rights also the possibility of getting into a nuptial bond and finding a suitable life partner to follow a normal and happy course of life. Especially poor parents and orphans of people passing away in incidents and otherwise cannot even at many times bring together enough basic capital to be able to provide very basic necessities required by a young family to start the course of life.
We do not of course encourage any of the negative cultural practices that exist such as exuberant and needless spending in marriages. But the limited amounts set aside for the orphans and truly deserving young men and women are used with objective to acquire the most essentials required by them to start off on the journey of a patient and content life together with prayers and best of wishes for children and prosperity and financial security.
Let us try to bring happiness in the lives of young people who have gone through very painful moments due to very dark circumstances. Surely Allah will return it to us many folds.
Water and other communities projects
Most of the times lack of local infrastructure and necessities is the major of misery of not only individuals but of communities at large. Access to clean water is very serious problem in developing parts of our world and Pakistan also doesn’t rank very high in area.
In recent past such projects have been worked upon to provide clean source of fresh water to communities resulting in better overall health conditions, reducing mass migration to other areas. Expertise and equipment is required for these projects as usually it is the rough rocky and other difficult terrain and landscape prevent the hardworking brave local people from getting it done themselves in cases where wells are required.
Such although very important but not very frequent at the moment. These get announced as and when they start.