100.00%
  • raised £1,100.00
  • Goal £1,100.00
  • Day left ENDED

Campaign description

At Deen Relief we have a strategy of working with international partners in order to reach out to difficult areas in the world. We aim to give 50% of the money we annually raise to international partners in order to save on costs and to reach those who desperately need help and need help fast.

NOTICE REGARDING FUNDS RAISED

Please note that if we fail to raise the amount of money we have set ourselves (our Goal), we will simply use whatever amount that has been raised and distribute it for our cause. If we raise more than our target, then we will use the surplus to purchase extra food and distribute it.

Why Pakistan?

Some 73 million Pakistanis – 41% of the population – live below the poverty line. Soaring food prices, civil unrest and repeated natural disasters are some of the factors that have crippled this complex nation.

According to the World Health Organisation half of all child deaths in Pakistan are due to vaccine-preventable diseases, while 40% of children who are healthy enough to go to school do not receive a primary education.

Three million refugees also reside in the country. Far from their ancestral homes and having no citizenship, most face an uncertain future with no work, no land and no help.

The day to day grind for millions in Pakistan has been further compounded in recent years by floods, earthquakes and landslides.

Of the many vulnerable members of society, orphans are amongst the most helpless. This is particularly the case in Pakistan where there is little social support and social services are inadequate. Poverty, and the desperation it brings means that many orphaned children, with a mother and siblings to support, undertake hard labour to survive.

The founder and Trustees of Deen Relief felt very passionate about helping orphans in Pakistan. We chose to work with Ummah Welfare Trust because of their reputation and strong corporate governance. They already had a large presence in Pakistan and their Sponsor an Orphan scheme was highly attractive to us.
Apart from the full-time care afforded to over 800 orphans at the academy in Nowshera, Ummah Welfare Trust supports almost 2,000 orphans across Pakistan and Kashmir with monthly cash allowances. Cash grants mitigate the pressures of labour, allowing children to focus on education and staying with their families. Grants are vital if families are to be compensated for their children being removed from work and sent to school. The sponsorship money covers food, education, clothing, and medical care of the child.