Update (17-05-20): Alhumdulillah, two donors have taken the responsibility for Rs 10,000 (Rs 5,000 each) per month for this family. The amount for May 2020 has been transferred to my cousin’s account. JazakAllah khair for your contributions.
The following text was published on 17th May 2020:
While working on the Ration Distribution Project in Gawal Mandi, Rawalpindi, three kids approached my cousin in a street, where the eldest kid was a 13 years old girl. She requested my cousin if they could receive some ration. My cousin took them aside and inquired if there was an elder in their home. She replied that they lived with their old grandmother, who could not walk. My cousin visited their home and found out that there was an above 70 years old grandmother, living alone with her three grandchildren in a room. The eldest kid was this 8th grader girl while her brother and her orphan cousin were younger than her. The kids had not seen their mother and her father married again and he lived with his family in the upper story but he did not take care of his mother, his two kids from the previous wife or his orphan nephew.
The grandmother waits for food leftovers provided by the neighbors to feed her grandchildren. These kids don’t even know if they would even have their next meal. Some neighbors also donate them their Zakat and Sadaqah to help them with medicine and other basic necessities and that’s how they are surviving. In the lockdown, it became difficult for the neighbors as well to support them. The grandmother was able to get free medicine from a clinic but that is also closed due to the lockdown. My cousin provided them with the ration for the month of March and April 2020. He also bought medicine for the grandmother in April 2020 and donated them Rs 5,000 in cash. He mentioned that there was even no one with them who could lift the flour bag thus my cousin dropped everything in their room.
The kids attend a government school, which is free of cost, but the school is till 8th grade. The girl is good at studies and will soon be promoted to the 9th grade thus she will have to join a paid government school to continue her education. She also doesn’t have a B-form, which is required for the admission in the 9th grade and her father is not interested in her education. My cousin will get her B-form prepared once the lockdown is over and will also arrange for her school admission.
They are in need of monthly financial support to survive and continue their education. As per our analysis, donating them Rs 10,000 per month should be able to resolve their immediate financial crises but we will be able to reaccess it once the lockdown is over. Commitment for the monthly donation can be made in the following manner:
- One donor can take the responsibility to support this family with Rs 10,000 (SAR 238) per month.
- Two donors can divide this responsibility to support this family with Rs 5,000 (SAR 119) per month.
Location of the Family
If you would like to donate any money then it will be transferred to my cousin’s bank account. Donations can be made through any of the following channels:
- In cash to me
- Via STC Pay (Instructions)
- In my KSA Bank Account
- In my Pakistani Bank Account
- Via PayPal – https://paypal.me/urShadow