In developing nations, it is not uncommon to have an unemployment rate of 50% or higher. Those who are fortunate enough to hold a job, depending on their profession and experience, typically earn between $20 and $200 per month. The head of household often supports a family of five to seven members as well as parents, and sometimes siblings.
These severe economic circumstances result in less attention to personal hygiene in the family. This creates various medical problems. The problems are often ignored and can develop severe, long-term health related issues. Furthermore, school going children catch various diseases, but treatment is often neglected.
It is difficult to support each and every medical case. Hence Hidaya Foundation has given priority to patients with contagious diseases to protect their families and community at large from catching these diseases. Hidaya Foundation supports patients suffering from contagious diseases as well as others and provides them access to doctors, lab tests, medicines and follow-up visits. In addition, assistance is give to patients who need surgeries in the localities where Hidaya operates.
Charitable hospitals, whether run by governments or private sectors, are always in deplorable conditions and cannot keep up with the growing demand of patients. Hidaya Foundation collects used and new medical equipment and supplies in USA, and donates them to hospitals and clinics enabling them to provide better service.
Hidaya Foundation requires the hospital administration to sign a contract agreeing that the equipment being donated:
will be used to treat the poor and the needy,
will remain as the property of Hidaya,
and will not be removed from the hospital premises without Hidaya’s permission.
In addition, Hidaya provides cash to hospitals for patient treatment and medicines
Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.