Update (15-05-19): Alhumdulillah, the total required amount of SR 13,350 (Rs 500,000) has been gathered, I will update you on the progress of the construction after Eid inshaAllah, jazakAllah khair for your contributions.
Update (09-05-19): Alhumdulillah, SR 8,734 (Rs 329.820) have been gathered, we are looking for your support for the remaining SR 4,616 (Rs 174,327) to complete this project inshaAllah. Both families are eligible for Zakat.
Update (30-04-19): Alhumdulillah, the construction of the washroom for Family 2 is complete. For raising the level of the floor, it was discovered that the trolly cannot reach the house as the street is too narrow. This is the last house on the street thus it would take extra labor to bring the mud from the trolly to the house. This expenditure was beyond the estimated budget thus the Family 2 requested to build an extra room for them instead of raising the floor as they all currently live in 1 room. The construction of an additional room is already underway. The status of the construction can be seen in the pictures below:
The construction for Family 1 will inshaAllah start after Eid due to the unavailability of inexpensive labor during wheat harvesting season.
The updated status of the construction from my father in Urdu voice msg is as follows:
Update (09-04-19): Alhumdulillah, SAR 8,000 have been collected and have reached to my father. Distribution of this collection is as follows:
Donations collected specifically for Family 1: SAR 1,913
Donations collected specifically for Family 2: SAR 1,624
Donations collected for both Families: SAR 4,463
My father informed that he will start the requirement of adding mud to raise the level of the house for Family 2 right away.
I will inshaAllah run another campaign at the start of the Ramadan in an effort to gather the remaining SAR 5,350 (Rs 200,000). JazakAllah
Update (28-03-19): A donor inquired on how my father knows these families. This information has been added in the below post, along with the voice msgs from my father.
Update (27-03-19): A few donors inquired if these families are eligible for Zakat. My father checked and confirmed that both families are eligible for Zakat. This information has been added in the below post.
The following text was published on 23rd March 2019:
The owner of this house is an old man living with his 3 daughters. He use to do labor in his youth and with the money he saved, he was able to construct this house. With time the house has got old and need repair, which he cannot afford. The roof of the house is made up of canes and thus it has started leaking heavily during rains. Also, the surface level of the house has gone down 3 feet below the street level thus all rainwater from the street comes in the house. The current state of the house can be seen in the pictures below:
The requirement is to construct a roof made up of bricks and to add mud to raise the level of the house. The estimated cost, as of March 2019, for the completion of these two tasks is Rs 375,000 (SAR 10,000). The breakdown of the estimated cost is as follows:
A donor requested information on how my father knows this family. My father informed that the plumber who works at our house informed about this family and then my father visited this family along with the plumber to analyze the situation. His response in Urdu voice msg is as follows:
This family lives in the last house on the street and the surface level of this house is also 3 to 4 feet lower than the street level thus all rainwater from the street comes in the house. They were also in need of a fan for the children, Alhumdulillah, that has been arranged. The current state of the house can be seen in the pictures below:
The requirement is to construct a washroom and to add mud to raise the level of the house. The estimated cost, as of March 2019, for the completion of these two tasks is Rs 125,000 (SAR 3,350).
A donor requested information on how my father knows this family. My father informed that one of the men from this family is a shepherd and he has been coming, with his goats, to the area near our house for 10+ years. He does not own the goats, people lend him their goats on a contract thus he is just a caretaker. My father’s response in Urdu voice msg is as follows:
Compilation of Urdu messages received from my father about this project
If you would like to donate any money then it will be transferred to my father and he will get the construction done under his supervision. Both families are eligible for Zakat. Donations can be made through any of the following channels:
- In cash to me
- In my KSA Bank Account
- In my Pakistani Bank Account
- Via PayPal – https://paypal.me/urShadow