Life Stories

Life Stories

The donations you generously give are spent on some of the neediest people in Pakistan. You have made their lives so much better. Here we are sharing some of their ‘Life Stories’ and the difference you have made to them in their words.

You provide Muhammad Kaleem & his family monthly rations, vocational training & livelihood support

Muhammad Kaleem is 40 and worked as a welder. An accident at work resulted in serious burns to Muhammad’s body, and he is now unable to do any hard work. He lives in a rented house with his wife and two young children. Through your Zakat donations, Ehsass provides Muhammad and his family with a much needed monthly Ration Pack and has also provided a Sewing Machine along with Vocational Training for his wife, to enable them to earn living and get themselves out of poverty
Muhammad Kaleem said:

“I never thought people like this were out there, may Allah bless all the people that help us.”

You provide Nazia Nasir and her family with a monthly Ration Pack

Nazia Nasir lives in a rented house with her husband, four daughters and son. Her husband works on a very low wage, and she works in a shop. Her two daughters have chronic medical conditions, so they are on permanent treatment. This means they do not have enough money for food. Through your Zakat donations, Ehsaas provides her family with a monthly Ration Pack to give them some relief and allow them to concentrate on the treatment of their daughters.
Nazia Nasir said:

“Our daughters are not well, and we cannot put into words the relief this has given us – May Allah give our helpers, even more, Ameen.”

You let Ameen Khan get his daughter married with dignity

Ameen Khan is 55. Working 14 hours a day, he sells food items on a pushcart, but his earnings hardly meet his day-to-day expenses. He has a ten-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter. Ameen requested Ehsaas for Marriage Assistance help for the marriage costs of his daughter. Through your Zakat donations, she is now happily married.
Ameen Khan said:

“May Allah (SWT) make the daughters and sons of those people that helped me, always healthy, happy and wealthy, Ameen.”

You provided Noor Jehan Zaman’s daughter with medical care

Noor Jehan Zaman is a widow who lives in rented house with her six daughters. They all work as maids on low wages hardly meeting their daily expenses. One of her daughter aged 18 fell from the roof and broke her leg. Not being able to afford treatment, Noor Jehan requested Ehsaas for medical help. Through your Zakat donations, Ehsaas was able to provide free Medical Treatment enabling Noor Jehan’s daughter to get back to good health.
Noor Jehan said:

“May Allah bless the people who have saved my daughter from a life of disability. I pray that they always remain healthy.”

You provide Gul Bibi and her family with daily meals

Gul Bibi lives in a slum-dwelling with her three daughters and one grand-daughter. She is one of the thousands of people served at one of Ehsaas’s Mobile Kitchens (Dastarkhuwan). Gul Bibi and her daughters work as maids and servants, and their wages hardly meet their day-to-day living expenses. They all use the Dastarkhuwan twice a day to receive a nutritious meal. Before the Dastarkhuwan was started, they wouldn’t eat for several days at a time.

Gul Bibi (on the right of the photo) said:

“May Allah bless the people who provide us with food. So many days we would go hungry not knowing where our next meal would come from and now this is such a blessing for my family and me. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!”

One of over 600 water pumps you have donated was installed in Daabri Village, Tharparkar, Sindh

The small village of Daabri had no clean water supply – they had to walk many miles to get filthy water which was affecting the health of both the children and the adults with constant life-threatening ailments including diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases – it was in desperate need of a water pump to provide clean drinking water.

With a single generous donation for the cost of one pump, we were able to install a Water Pump in Daabri providing clean drinking water to the villagers.

It is stated in Hadith that when a person passes away, his acts come to an end except for three things:

– recurring charity (providing a water pump is a type of sadaqah jariyah);
– knowledge (by which people) benefit, or
– a virtuous descendant who prays for them

To date, donors have provided hundreds of water pumps in their names or the names of their dearly departed and provided clean and safe drinking water to thousands of people in Pakistan.

A Daabri village elder describes what it means:

“After so many years of hardship, we now have our water pump. It has changed our lives, and we can see how healthy it is making our children. On the day of judgement, may Allah (SWT) quench the thirst of the people that gave us this pump.”