145. Phase VI: Helping orphan and widows

By | 07/04/2019

APPEC Project No: 145

Project ID: APPEC-2019-04-07
Proposed by: Dr. Adnan Khan Niazi (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan)
Location: Layyah, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Okara, Bahawalpur, Jauharabad and Mianwali
Contact: adnan1753 AT yahoo DOT com
Estimated Funds needed: 4300 euros

This is the phase VI of following APPEC projects (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV and Phase V).  It is one of the biggest project of APPEC that we complete every year in very short time. This project is to provide food for 1 year to families who lost their working person recently (mostly orphans and widows) or who are unable to work (too old or disabled persons) by providing them wheat sufficient for one full year. We are running this project successfully for last few years. Those who belong to villages can imagine the importance of wheat for poor families. It is the one and only source of food for them. If they have wheat flour than they can eat with something.

End Date: Preferably June 2019 (Till completion)

Number of families who need help: 43

Number of persons who will be benefited for 1 year: 183

Wheat needed: 195 Stacks (19500 Kg)

Expected Price of wheat in May-June: Rs. 3500/Stack

Donations Eligibility:
This project is eligible to receive Zakat, Sadaqah and other forms of donations.

How to donate?
Please click here for your donations and drop an e-mail to treasurers.appec@gmail.com with your name and amount donated.

Religious importance of the project:

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d (RA):

The Prophet said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides food for him, will be in Paradise with me like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together.

(Sahi Bukhari, The book of good manners, Chapter: The superiority of the one who looks after an orphan)

Narrated Safwan bin Salim (RA):

The Prophet said “The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night.” Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet said as above.

(Sahi Bukhari, The book of good manners (adab), Chapter: The superiority of the one who looks after the widows)
Details of the project:

We were running this project since 2014 with the help of APPEC. In this project we help the families who recently lost the person who was earning for the family leaving behind the widows and orphans. The life becomes very hard if the main working person is lost especially in first few years after his death. For this project we look around us for the orphans and widows who really need our help.

As wheat is the main food in Pakistan and it is cheap during May-June. We help these families to buy wheat in May-June for the whole year so that they have something to eat all along the year.

Every year there are new families as the others somehow manage themselves in a year time, however there are some for them it is still needed to provide them food for one more year. You will be amazed to know that with small amount of money, we are providing food to many families for the whole year. This small contribution is a real blessing for them. The assessment of need is based on our experience through this project, opinion of some people in that area and asking from the affected families themselves.

These families belong to any of these categories:

1) The family members are too old to work.

2) The family has lost the working hand recently and are in a shock to arrange alternative means.

3) The family members are disabled.

4) The orphans are too young that widow can not go out for work.

5) The family members are working but not sufficient due to other reasons like disease, disability, accidents, large number of family members etc.

Due to these kind of reasons, we have no choice but to give them food for living.

In this year we want to help these families:

First Family: Family of Fazal ur Rehman (RIP), Pateshi Khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 2 orphans, 0301-6353230 (Sher Abbas)

Elder girl is around 7 years old.

No real source of income. Fazal ur Rehman (RIP) was a daily wages worker. The children are so young that the widow (Azeezan Khatoon) can’t go out for any kind of work. No one in the family to take care the orphans. Still she is trying what she can for herself and the orphans. They need 3 sacks.

2nd Family: Family of Niaz Ahmad (RIP), Dharmay Wala, Deepal Pur, Okara

Number of person: 1 widow, 2 orphans

Elder child is around 10 years old.

She is all alone to take care of her 2 children. She works in houses to earn something but not really sufficient for them. They need 3 sacks.

3rd Family: Family of Naheed from Jauharabad

Number of person: 1 divorced girl with her old mother widow, 0308-5543147 (Suba Khan)

Naheed is divorced and living with her mother, Asmat. Asmat is patient of Diabetes. Naheed can not go out for work as there is no one who can take care for her ill mother.  They need 4 sacks.

4th Family: Family of Bota (RIP) from Chak No 106 ML, Fateh Pur, Layyah

Number of person: 1 widow

Bota (RIP) was selling vegetables for himself and for her wife even at very old age. He died a few years ago and the widow is too old to do anything. She needs 2 sacks.

5th Family: Family of Fazal Haq (RIP), Gujranwala

Number of person: 1 widow, 2 children, 03038992118

Husband of Shamim Akhtar died in 2018 after a long illness. They spent all their resources on his treatment. Elder son is about 10 years old. They need 2 sacks.

6th Family: Family Abdul Lateef, Chak No 7 BC, Bahawalpur

Number of person: 2 adults and 2 children, 0302-5140143

Abdul Lateef is heart patient. His wife is sugar patient. One son and one daughter are getting education. They need 5 sacks.

7th Family: Family Dur Muhammad, Satellite Town, Bahawalpur

Number of person: 3 adults, 0333-7474214

Ameer Jahan (widow) is too old and patient. His two sons are disabled and paralyzed. They need 6 sacks.

8th Family: Family of Muhammad Latif from Karor Lal Eisen, Layyah

Number of person: 4 adults, 2 children

Muhammad Latif is leg impaired person. No earning person in the family. His old mother and elder widow sister is living with them. They need 8 sacks.

9th Family: Family of Zafar Iqbal (RIP) from Denay Wala, Bhakkar

Number of person: 1 widow (Aslam Bibi), 2 orphans, 0303-6218993 (Bilal)

Elder girl is 11 years old while boy is 8 years old.

Zafar iqbal died in the beginning of 2015. He was a daily wages worker. He remained ill in last few years and all the savings finished during this period. Meanwhile the little boy got serious accident and they had to sell house hold things for operation of little boy. The widow is working in the fields but got very little amount to feed the family. They need 4 sacks.

10th Family: Bakhtooray kallor koot, Bhakar

Number of person: 1 widow about 80 years old

People around her help a little bit but if we can help her it will be something sure available all the time. She need 2 sacks.

11th Family: Family of Parveen from Cheekhali, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow with her 8 years old daughter. Her old father lives with her. Her father is now too old to help her.They need 5 sacks.

12th Family: Family of Khaleel Bakar Mandi Road, Faisalabad

Number of person: 2 adults

Muhammad Khaleel (Known as Baba Khaleel in area), about 57 years old, is the sole earning hand for his family. At this stage of his age, he runs a sharbat cart in summer and tea stall in winter in Sabzi mandi, Ghulam Muhammad Abad, Faisalabad. He is seriously ill and admitted in Civil Hospital Faisalbad. They need 4 sacks.

13th Family: Family of M Iqbal (RIP) from Ashraf Wala, Bhakar

Number of person: 1 widow, 1 orphans

About two years ago, husband of Nasreen bibi, M Iqbal got an accident with a truck when he was on a motorcycle. He got some internal problems and a few weeks ago, a passed away. They spent all their available resources on his treatment and his case in court against truck driver. The case is closed now as they do not have money and there is no body to follow it. They need 3 sacks.

14th Family: Family of Ramzan Khan (RIP) from Haji khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 orphans

The elder son is about 12 years old. Nizam Bibi can not afford school education but they are getting education in a madrissa. She need our help for her family. They need 4 sacks.

15th Family: Family of Liaqat (RIP) from Fateh Pur Layyah

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 orphans

No real source of income. Fatima’s husband was a daily wages worker. He was running a cart to run the daily expenses. He died due to heart attack. They need 3 sacks.

16th Family: Mahboob and Yaqoob, Two disabled brothers from Marri khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 2 brothers, 1 blind and other disabled and their old parents (4 adult), 3 children

Only one hand of disabled person works. He teaches Quran in nearby mosque to the children of area but free of cost. No real source of income for both brothers. They need 8 sacks.

17th Family: Family of Ameer Khan from Kattu Khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 2

Moltaan was married about 8-9 years ago. Now she has a son of 8 years. His husband is in jail since last 6-7 years. Her parents gave her a room but unable to provide food for her and her son. She needs 2 sacks.

18th Family: Family of Hayat Ullah (RIP) from Chhidroo City, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow (Mukhtaran Bibi), 4 orphans, her mother in law (also widow)

Elder child is around 9 years old.

Husband  (Saif Ullah) and Son (Hayat Ullah) of Nazeeran bibi were murdered last year. Now this family is in miserable condition as both earning persons were killed. They need 5 sacks.

19th Family: Daughter of Mehar Khan from Marri khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 divorced and 1 girl
Perveen got paralysis at the time of child birth. Her husband divorced her after her illness. Her parents are taking care and paying for medical treatment but they are very poor. She needs 3 sacks.

20th Family: Family of Yasmin from Farooq Nehar, Fateh Pur, Layyah

Number of person: 1 widow, 5 orphans

No real source of income. Yasmin’s husband had his own shop. He became ill and they spent all their available resources including shop for his treatment. But he could not recover. They need 4 sacks.

21st Family: Family of Sher Samand Khan (RIP) from Raju Khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 3 adults

Sher Samand died last year. He was the only earning hand of his family. He had two sons. One is mentally retarted and other one is blind. His widow Alam Khatoon and blind son are both ill. They need 6 sacks.

22nd Family: Family of Iqbal Kasar from Kacha near Chashma, Mianwali

Number of person: 2 adults and 5 children

Iqbal is paralysis effected person. His left side is badly affected. He is unable to do any work now. He has five girls. The elder daughter is about 14 years old. Her wife is earning something by doing some work at homes and fields of other. They need 6 sacks for whole family.

23rd Family: Family of Khalid (RIP) from Haji Khel Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 orphans, Her mother in law

Elder child is around 11 years old

Basheeran has no real source of income. Her husband Khalid (RIP) was a daily wages worker. The children are so young that the widow can’t go out for any kind of work. No one in the family to take care the orphans. We helped this family last year but still they need our help. They need 5 sacks.

24th Family: Family of M Iqbal (RIP) from Kot Ahmad Khan, Mianwali

Number of person: 3 adults

Mumtaz Bibi is an old widow. She has two daughter but both are disabled. They need 6 sacks.

25th Family: Family of Malkani Bibi from Dhurnaka, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 6 children

Husband of Malkani got ill and died about a year ago. All their means were spent on his treatment. No visible means of income. They need 5 sacks.

26th Family: Family of Aman Ullah (RIP) from Beruli, Mianwali

Number of person: 5 orphans

Both father and mother has died. Five orphans are living in nanthial. Bilal Khan, the elder orphan is 14 years old. They need 5 sacks.

27th Family: Family of Khair Muhammad (RIP) from Sher Khan Khail, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 3 children

Husband of Kaneezan Bibi died about 7 months ago. They need 3 sacks.

28th Family: Family of Nasrullah (RIP) from Moza Bazar, Musa Khel Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 2 children

Husband of Sarwar Bibi caught fire in an accident. Elder son is only 6 years old. They need 3 sacks.

29th Family: Family of Muhammad Riaz (RIP) from Dhanai Khel, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 7 children

Husband of Perveen was hanged in prison after got punishment. Elder daughter is about 16 years old. They need 6 sacks.

30th Family: Family of Khan Ameer Khan (RIP) from Chak 19A ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 children

Husband of Nasreen died in 2018 after a long illness. They spent all their resources on his treatment. Elder son is about 14 years old. They need 4 sacks.

31st Family: Family of Muhammad Shareef (RIP) from Chak 19A ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 1 children

Husband of Haleema died in 2018 after a long illness. They spent all their resources on his treatment. Son is about 16 years old but physically and mentally disabled. They need 4 sacks.

32nd Family: Family of Muhammad Sultan (RIP) from Chak 19A ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 7 children

Husband of Naseema died in 2018 after a long illness. They spent all their resources on his treatment. Elder daughter is about 15 years old. They need 5 sacks.

33rd Family: Family of Waqar ul Nisa from Chak 19 ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 3 children

She is widow and her son is ill since many years. They need 4 sacks.

34th Family: Family of Abbas Khan, Sarmasta, Mianwali

Number of person: 2 old adults

This couple is too old to work. They do not have children. No one to care them. They need 4 sacks.

35th Family: Family of Ameeran Khatoon and her blind brother from Cheekhali, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 divorced and her blind brother Dost Muhammad

She take care of her blind brother. Got some seasonal work at the time of cotton picking and wheat harvesting but not sufficient for whole year. They need 4 sacks.

36th Family: Family of Muhammad Zamman (RIP), Marmandi, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 orphans,

Shamiran Bibi, 46, is a widow having 4 orphans. His husband, Muhammad Zamman died about a year ago after falling from a truck during loading unloading.  They need 4 sacks.

37th Family: Family of Noor Khan (RIP) from Miana, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow (Fateh Khatoon) 80 years old, her daughter (Zainab, divorced) about 40 years with one orphan 11 years

No real source of income. They have some land but other people have occupied this land and now they are unable get it back from them. We are helping this family since 2014 but still they need our help. They need 5 sacks.
38th Family: Family of Shafa ullah (RIP) from Khanani khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 4 orphans, her mother in law (also widow)

Elder child is around 12 years old.

After the death of Shafa ullah, his widow and her mother (Mair Khatoon, 50) are trying to earn something by working around in the fields but it’s seasonal. Cropping of wheat, picking of cotton etc but not sufficient. We are helping this family since 2014 but still they need our help. They need 6 sacks.

39th Family: Family of Ata Rasul (RIP) from Chak 19A ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 2 daughters

Husband of Sughraan Bibi died in 2008. Her elder daughter, 13 year old, is seriously ill. She has to spend a lot on her treatment. They need 4 sacks.

40th Family: Family of Mehboob (RIP) from Sandian Wala, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 5 orphans

Zubaida Bibi can not go out for work as there is no one to take her elder mentally retarted daughter (15 years old). She has to spend a lot on her treatment. They need 5 sacks.

41st Family: Family of Mushtaq (RIP) from Harnoli Shahar, Mianwali

Number of person: 1 widow, 5 orphans

Basheeran works seasonal during cropping season. Her elder son 14 years, works on a hotel on daily wages and gets Rs. 200/daily. They need 5 sacks.

42nd Family: Family of Akbar from Chak 19A ML, Piplan, Mianwali

Number of person: 2 adults and 4 children

Both Akbar and Shameem are ill. When they are able to work, they work but had to spend on their treatment. Their children are school going. They need 6 sacks.

43rd Family: Daughter of Suba Khan from Marri khel, Chhidroo, Mianwali

Number of person: 4 adults, 6 children
Husband of Annaetan bibi is mentally retarded. She has 6 children. She is living with her old mother, leg impaired old father, blind brother (Pervaiz) and one brother (Imran) who is hand impaired. Her father was taking care for her and her children since 2011.  Since last year her father got an accident and brooked his leg. He is unable to work more. She is working to feed her family but not sufficient for them. The elder son is about 14 years old. They need 10 sacks for whole family.

Please contribute as much as you can. Your small contributions of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euros will help us to feed these orphans and widows for the whole year.

If some one wants more informations or want to contact directly with any of these families, feel free to ask me and my email address adnan1753@yahoo.com or phone number 00923436883510).

Donations Eligibility:
This project is eligible to receive Zakat, Sadaqah and other forms of donations.

Fund Raising:
Target: 4300 EUR

Deadline: till completion

How to donate?
Please click here for your donations and drop an e-mail to treasurers.appec@gmail.com with your name and amount donated.

Current status of total funds raised:

EUR 00.00 (update: 04-07-2019) (Funds released: EUR 3574.60 + GBP 200.00 + PKR 143150)

EUR 3574.60 + GBP 200.00 + PKR 143150 (update: 04-07-2019)

EUR 3511.40 + PKR 55,000 (update: 19-06-2019, Transfer from UK to French account)

EUR 3050.07 + GBP 420 + PKR 55,000 (update: 11-06-2019)

EUR 2242.36 + GBP 420 + PKR 55,000 (update: 31-05-2019)

EUR 2122.36 + GBP 320 + PKR 52,000 (update: 23-05-2019)

EUR 849.41 + GBP 120 + PKR 50,000 (update: 17-05-2019)

EUR 480.00 + GBP 120 (update: 05-05-2019)

EUR 180.00 + GBP 120 (update: 20-04-2019)

EUR 130.00 (update: 12-04-2019)

EUR 00.00 (update: 07-04-2019)

Funds released: EUR 3574.60 + GBP 200.00 + PKR 143150

Funds remaining with APPEC: NIL

This project is no more open for donations. BEFORE DONATING, please contact treasurers.appec@gmail.com, to confirm if your donation could actually be accommodated.



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