Zakat Obligatory Charity)Assist families in extreme poverty
Real Life Story 2
Shafi (age 51) worked as an assistant at a local government office in Pakistan. He lived an average lifestyle but unfortunately due to diabetes he had to have both his legs amputated. He receives 1,600 Rupees monthly (approx. $25/month) from his pension. He lives with his wife, two sons and one daughter. Ali’s eldest son is studying at a university is paying for his educational expenses by tutoring other students. This son has also applied at Hidaya for monthly assistance in education. Ali’s younger son daughter are in primary school. Given his conditon, Ali is unable to work making it difficult to make ends meet and support his family. Hidaya has been supporting Ali since July 2006 by providing 1,000 Rupees monthly (approx. $16/month) as Zakat assistance.