August 28th, 2012

August 28th, 2012

August 28th, 2012 150 150 ComfortAid International
Blankets Save Lives!
CAI has, over last five years, distributed life saving blankes to very poor families in very remote parts of Afghanistan. These very thick and heavy blankets are critical for these families stay alive during very brutal winter period between December and February when the cold is oppressive and take many lives of the very young and elderly.
CAI is arranging the distribution of 3,200 such blankets in 2012 but we must act now, when prices are reasonable. A good quality blanket, including freight costs to many remotest parts of this earth costs about US$23. Please help us get this project swinging by enabling one clild stay alive or a mother to share a warm night with her family. Please gift one or more blanket ASAP. CAI will purchase these and start transporting to the recipient locations now; the process can take up to a couple of months!
Jazaak’Allah kheyr.

Helping Humanity – Providing Opportunities – For The Pleasure Of Allah (S)
It is important to reflect, sometimes, the impact of donor contributions and the impact it makes in lives of the poor and destitute. From very humble beginnings in 1996, confined initially to India only, CAI and her donors have, alhamd’Allah, been able to lend a helping hand to any distress call of the poor and downtrodden, now worldwide.
The following is what has been accomplished, so far:
 
India:
  • 5 Orphanages built, 3 boys, 2 girls – Kolkata, Srinagar, Kargil, 2 in Sirsi.
  • 2 schools built and supported; 1 school refurbished.
  • 14 classrooms added to existing school in Sirsi, UP; 7 classrooms in Kargil. Several computer and science labs built at different schools.
  • 140 homes built for sadaat widows; 50 more under construction. Numerous homes either built or repaired for other poor and destitute.
  • Over 50 water wells dug.
  • Over US$300,000 provided in education aid to poor girls, desperate for post secondary education.
  • Over US$177,000 spent in urgent or life saving medical cases.
  • Over US$230,000 direct medical and food aid provided to widows and dependent children.
  • Over 3,000 poor families provided with monthly iftaar rations every year.
  • Business opportunities of milk producing cattle, rickshaws, sewing machines or small shops made available to numerous poor people, especially women either through direct grants or soft loans.
  • Numerous mosques either built or repaired.
  • Over 100 poor couples assisted with marriage assistance.
Afghanistan:
  • 2 orphanages built and supported; girls in Kabul, boys in Heraat.
  • 11 elementary / high schools built, benefiting 7,700 students; 1 school near completion, 1 more in the pipeline for 2012.
  • 3 medical clinics built where none existed before; qualified and experienced medical personnel providing care and medicines.
  • Numerous poor, especially widows provided soft loans to initiate agro or animal husbandry businesses.
  • 120 homes built for sadaat widows; numerous others for the poor and destitute.
  • Over 70 water wells dug; 14 more underway for 2012.
  • Pure drinking and usage water provided for over 60,000 harassed, desperate people, using distribution systems and water pumps.
  • Over 3,200 life-savings blankets distributed to the very poor and vulnerable every winter; over 10,000 distributed to date.
  • Over 3,000 poor families provided with monthly iftaar rations every year.
  • Over 150 poor widows provided sheep for economic commerce; these are now independent businesswomen trading in sheep and milk products.
  • Numerous mosques built.
  • Over 1,200 poor couples assisted with marriage assistance.
Pakistan:
  • Over 350 homes re-built for flood victims.
  • Over US$50,000 direct food aid provided to flood victims.
  • 3,000 blankets provided to flood victims.
  • Annual iftaar food support to poor families.
Somalia:
  • Over 500 water wells capped for fleeing refugees.
  • US$70,00 direct aid provided to hungry refugees in 2011.
  • Direct aid of farming seeds provided to refugees now growing own crops.
Bangladesh:
  • Yearly aid to poor widows.
  • Scholarship support to poor children.
  • Annual iftaar food support to poor families.
  • Numerous mosques either built or repaired.
Iraq / Sri Lanka / Kenya / Tanzania / Cambodia:
  • Scholarship support to poor children; over 50 poor students in Tanzania / Kenya struggling with burden of higher education fees assisted with college fees.
  • Annual iftaar food support to poor families.
  • Over 140 desks seating 3 students distributed to poor schools in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • 3 dilapidated classrooms restored in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • Initiated and supported building of first Shia mosque in Mandanao, Philippines.
  • Initiated and supporting building of first Shia mosque in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Others:
  • Food aid provided to victim of violence in Southern Sudan.
  • Food aid provided for the starving people of Niger.
  • Food and shelter provided for refugees fleeing violence in Syria now languishing in Iraq.
  • Six weeks of emergency food and hygiene packages distributed to Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.
  • Over US$1 million of huqooq funds remitted.
All this accomplished without a single penny spent on direct administration expense!!!
 
And the work continues … insha’Allah!

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