November 9th, 2010

November 9th, 2010

November 9th, 2010 150 150 ComfortAid International
Qurbaani for Eid el Hajj – Last Chance:

CAI is happy to arrange for this year’s ritual again at following prices:

Indian goat average 15lbs – $104
Afghanistan sheep have become prohibitively expensive due to shortages and the decrease in US$ so will not offer this year.

Please book your animal NOW as the deadline is November 14. Please note we will not be able to entertain requests after this date for less than US$140.

Pakistan Disaster – 1,000 Home Building Project:
Our 1,000 Home Reconstruction Project for Pakistan at US$500 per home is stalled at 255 homes.  Please donate to re-house a distraught family for US$500 only.

Afghanistan Blanket Distribution 2010:

Here are some pictures of CAI blanket distribution in Daikundi, Afghanistan late October, 2010.  Daikundi is an impoverished and underprivileged area that has also seen Taliban savagery to her citizens.  2,100 very warm blankets that can accommodate 2 adults were distributed giving these poor some comfort during approaching winter.  This fund is still open for more blankets to be distributed; costs US$14 each.

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Sirsi School Needs New Classrooms:
Our school in Sirsi, in UP India is running out of space and needs to expand.  This school caters to almost 1,400 children from poor neighborhoods who otherwise would have no opportunity for an education.  We have children who sit in the corridors and under staircases that serve as classrooms.  CAI will, insha’Allah build 7 classrooms on the first floor at the cost of US$35,000 – $5,000 each.  Please consider supporting this very worthy cause as the best salvation out of poverty is a quality education.  We can dedicate one room to a loved one in your family.

Mother of 24 Children:

I was born in Sirsi, child of very poor parents who had eleven children in all; I have six sisters and four brothers.  Daily survival was a struggle so the easiest solution for my parents was to marry me off at age fifteen. She looks at me in astonishment when I ask her if she went to school, then laughs at the absurdity of my question.

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