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"And they feed, for the love of Allah, the poor, the orphan, and the captive..."
[Soorah al-Insaan, 8]

"Therefore, treat not the orphan with harshness,"
[Surah Ad-Duha, 9]

“Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

WIDOW & ORPHAN AID PROGRAM

"To provide community widows the required financial & medical support, skill development & entrepreneurship opportunities , enabling them to lead an active life".

Background

HBT Widow Support Program has been rendering pocket money assistance to about 400 widows for the last two decades. Several steps were taken to streamline and provide maximum possible assistance without any redtapism. Currently Rs.1500 is being paid to each widow and Rs.1000 to each of the minor children.
Most of the concerned and trustees were of the opinion that the monthly support being given was not sufficient as it was sanctioned as pocket money and above all we are solely unaware of the circumstances and environment under which they spend their lives.
So it was unanimously decided to interview at least 100 widows and inquire about their well being and the most severe pains and sufferings they have been facing.
The thorough interviews revealed that health is the major concern and most of them are suffering from multiple ailments and it is almost next to impossible for them to bear the medical expenses i-e medicines, investigations and regular checkups.

Detailed Research

The thorough interviews revealed that health is the major concern and most of them are suffering from multiple ailments and it is almost next to impossible for them to bear the medical expenses i-e medicines, investigations and regular checkups. Some notable and significant facts are as under:


  • More than 80% of the widows suffering from Multiple Ailments, urged for the regular medical support.
  • More than 45% widows are unable to take medicines regularly as it unaffordable for them
  • 40% of the patients dwell in the accommodation either provided or funded by Zainabia Trust
  • 10% are being provided with rent amount from the Trust.
  • 15% revealed that sometimes it is quite difficult for them to have three time meals and have to rely on two.
  • More than 50% widows are suffering from Arthritis, Calcium and Vitamin D3 Deficiency and Cannot afford Milk Supplements highly recommended by orthopedic consultants

Ailments and Diagnosis

AILMENTS PERCENTAGE DIAGNOSED
Arthritis 61%
Hypertension 57%
Vitamin D3 Deficiency 33%
Diabetes 29%
Cardiac 6%
Ulcer 6%
Thyroid 6%
Backache 3%
Epilepsy 2%
Migraines 2%
Hernia 2%
Renal Disorders 1%
Dysphasia 1%

Medical Examination

By the grace of Allah, the program has been in full swing and so far more than 150 widows have turned up for the medical examination.
A well known lady General Physician, Dr. Dilshad has been given the task and the feedback so far is quite satisfactory , as most of community women know her well and she herself devotes for the welfare of the underprivileged.

Program includes five steps:
Preliminary check up, Lab tests, Radiological investigations, follow up check up, specialist check up in case of complications and the completion and finalization of the detailed and comprehensive medical examination form.
Then the data from the reports are fed to a mini software designed especially for the purpose of the medical data recoding and analysis.

Training Session

A training session on Healthy Life Style was conducted by Dr. Amir Ali, General Physician and Diabetologist at Al Batool Health Centre on 12th Dec at 4:30 pm.
Moreover, after the receipt and analysis of more data, there may be more such programs organized under the motto
“Life without Medicines".

Medical Insurance Program

Medical Insurance programs to be initiated to provide them indemnity in case of any hospitalization or medical emergency situations. The trust plans to provide to buy medical insurance for all of the eligible widows which comes to more than 45%.

About this program:

About 45% of the widows are middle aged and need to fulfill their children basic needs such as education, health and clothing. HBT has already designed concrete plans to conduct various skill development programs which will assist them enter the world of small entrepreneurship. Consequently, the soft business loans will be provided to make them financially independent. The skill developments programs include, baking, cooking, online marketing, beauty paroling, sewing, embroidering etc.

Orphan Children Education

The orphan children especially minor to be provided with primary and secondary education support in terms of fee, uniform, books, bags, stationary and shoes. The children attending non community schools have almost no avenues to cater the requirements. Moreover, programs to fund higher secondary education have also been initially and experimentally commenced.


Food And Clothing:

The widows found below the poverty line immediately need to be supported to fulfill their basic needs of their children such as ensuring availability of three nutritious meals and mediocre clothing. The support will be rendered in accordance with the data made available through conducting an in-depth survey and interviews

WANT TO JOIN US IN THIS PROGRAM ?

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The ever escalating school fees has made it near to impossible for parents to enroll their child in a well reputed school. Futhermore, it has been observed that underprivileged families in Pakistan struck out their child from private school because of scarcity of resources to finance their childrens' education. Due to which, their is large disparity in the quality of education of these children as compared to average children.
HBT is striving their best to provide resources for quality education for such children.Pool in your resources with us to give the most invaluable gift to a child i.e 'good education'. Which will not only help him in this world but ,also hereafter.

HBT interviewd more than 90 widows and it was concluded that more than 50% of them are living below the poverty line. It is an uphill struggle for them to meet the monthly expenditure and purchase the basic commodities .HBT has been granting these widows an amount of Rs 1000/= to Rs 1500/= to help them with their monthly expenditure. If you want to help these families, this is how you can:

Pay for the monthly groceries of a family.
Donate Rs 2000/per month to widows.
Donate an amount which is feasible for you.

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HBT needs the support of qualified members of the Khoja community to help the students with their academics. Which will help the struggle learners to excel in their studies without the problem of paying extra tuition fee Or you can donate money to pay the school/tuition fee of an orphan. The amount is not fixed. You can donate any amount which is affordable and feasible for you. Your small contibution can result in a revolutionary cahnge in someone's life.

HBT interviewd more than 90 widows and it was concluded that more than 50% of them are living below the poverty line. It is an uphill struggle for them to meet the monthly expenditure and purchase the basic commodities .HBT has been granting these widows an amount of Rs 1000/= to Rs 1500/= to help them with their monthly expenditure. If you want to help these families, this is how you can:

1.Pay for the monthly groceries of a family.
2.Donate Rs 2000/per month to widows.
3.Donate an amount which is feasible for you.