Following is the case email I sent out to you guys on 23rd of April 2011.
Assalam o Alaikum,
I want to discuss a case of a person who has sold his push cart and stationary (which he used to sell on the push cart) just for the hospitalization and operation of his wife, who has a brain tumor. His wife is out of danger now and has been discharged from Ziauddin Hospital. This man has to pay 7000 to the owner of the house in which he and his family is living on rental basis. Besides, they are out of ration and urgently needs some money to cater their day to day and very basic needs. We have given him 7000 rupees immediately against the rent, because the owner was threatening him with dire consequences and 500 for basic ration items. But 500 rupees are just nuts, we need to raise some amount for the family's one month ration at least, and than some amount to buy a second hand push cart and stationary items for the man to start his business as quickly as possible. As the Chinese saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Occupation - Used to sell stationary on Push Cart in M.A.H.S
Wife Was patient of Dr. Aijaz Ahmed Waro @ Ziauddin Hospital
Residence - Katchi Abadi near Nazimabad #4
Alhamdolilah ! together we did well and were able to collect enough funds to not only arrange for his Push Cart and Fruits (to sell on Push Cart) but also supported him in paying off his PKR 42k loan (taken from neighbors) and some amount for his basic ration and other day to day needs.
This person is mashaAllah now earning PKR 250 – 300 daily. We have some remaining funds which we will use to pay his rent in upcoming couple of months and inshaAllah after that he’ll be able to manage on his own.