JIBIKA wants to feed at least 20 persons per night including children who live on streets and are have-nots or working poor. We would buy them a dinner pack (polao/tehari/biriyani+water) for each of last 10 days of Ramadan. Every night, we shall feed 20 new people. So our target is to feed at least 200 people in 10 nights within Dhaka and Chittagong. The average cost per meal per person would be BDT 100 (USD 1.25) only. So we are looking for a fund of at least BDT 20,000 or USD 250. Please come forward and sponsor as many meal as you can.
JIBIKA Foundation in Collaboration with Littleangelsbd.com has started a Campaign where LittleAngels will donate 100 taka for each of its transaction exceeding 800 taka to sponsor a meal to an underprivileged child/person. This is valid for the last 10 days of Ramadan. So if you are looking for buying stuff for your kids, please visit Little Angels at Banani 11.
Finally we ended up feeding 800+ people. Thank you all for supporting. Below is a small video to give you an idea of our campaign.
Dewan Ashfaqur Rahman, A 38 year old young BUET Graduate and SAVP of Midland Bank is suffering from Bone Cancer in Spinal Cord area. He is the only son of his parents and his father passed away long ago. Ashfaq has a beautiful family like many of us but his fate deceived him this time. With a 5 year old daughter he is left with nothing but a life-taking disease which put him into a question whether he can live enough to see his daughter growing in front of him. Upon diagnosis of the disease, he went to Bangkok and spent 15 lac baht (BDT 70 lacs) on his treatment. He had to sell his valuable belongings/assets to manage this fund. He is back in Bangladesh now and diagnosed to be in 4th stage of cancer. He needs another 3 chemo therapies and an expensive diagnosis test to give him hope to live further. He needs 5 lacs taka (USD 6000) for that. His wife told me that they are finding it difficult now to even continue their daughter’s education and living expense.
If you are a father or a wife, you can understand the pain and emotional breakdown this family is going through. The 5-year child has no fault and should not lose her father at such an early age.
Therefore we request you to kindly come forward as a responsible and kind human being to help this family within your capacity. Any contribution is welcome and will light some hope for him to sustain breath.
How to Donate?
We want to make sure that we can accumulate a handsome fund and hand it over to his wife. Therefore you can donate by 3 options irrespective of your location in this planet.
Please do not delay. His chemo therapy is due soon and he has only 37000 taka(USD 500) in his account.
JIBIKA could raise 385,000 taka and helped him continue his treatment. He is better than before. However, misfortune stroke and his 6 year old daughter has been diagnosed with leukaemia (blood cancer) and is being treated in Calcutta. They need more money to save the child. If you want to help them please DONATE HERE or send money directly to their bank account mentioned above.
Here is Dewan’s latest report.
Mr. Dewan passed away and now his daughter is fighting with blood cancer. She needs 1 million taka to be cured. She is under treatment in Calcutta. Please see if you can come forward to help.
Md. Aynal, a 50 year old man from Polashpur thana, Gybandha district is struggling to survive being a victim of the brutal socio-political system. He has chosen Rickshaw pulling as his occupation now in Dhaka despite his ill health. But he was not a rickshaw-puller nor an extremely poor.
Years ago he used to be a nursery owner living by selling plants. He was doing ok to live with his small family with 1 son and 1 daughter. Eventually he got influenced by social peers to get into cattle business and he invested 1 lac taka there. He was doing ok and made 40,000 taka profit within 3 months. Then the misfortune hit him. One day he went to Dinajpur to buy cattle and while returning from there his cow was confiscated by the Border Guard Bangladesh as they suspected it to have illegally entered from India. Many micro producers like him were victims to this. They were informed that these cattle will be auctioned and they can bid if they want. Later they could not manage enough fund to bid for the auction. Someone else took away their hard earned property infront of their eyes.
Aynal found himself in deep sea as he had borrowed money (20,000) from local people to buy the cow. He then had no option but to take a micro-credit from BRAC. In the meantime he was hospitalized for an illness for six months in Rangpur which cost his family more money. He became an Extremely-Poor eventually. Now he pulls rickshaw to repay his debt to micro-credit. He has returned half of it and still owes 8000 to BRAC. Moreover he has enrolled his son into Palashapur College to compelte his BA exam. This requires him to pay 3000 taka a month. His daughter who reads in class 8 now, also requires some money for school fees. So he has no option but to pull his rickshaw hard no matter how ill he is.
What can JIBIKA do?
JIBIKA wants to repay his debt of taka 8000. After that we will invest 20,000 taka for him to restart a nursary in his village/town. He said he is confident and skilled in this business and also sees enough demand in the market. He thinks he can manage his household living this way by staying with his family. This will also relieve him from labor intensive occupation such as Rickshaw-pulling.
So JIBIKA invites kind people/firms to come up with donations, charities, Zakat, CSR etc. to help this poor man survive and also allow his children to complete study.
Total Amount Needed: Tk. 30,000
So far we have donated him 12,000 taka. He started the nursery business. However his plants have been devastated by the recent flood and he is back in astray. So we need to fund him for his recovery and re-employment. An estimated amount of another 30,000 is required. To help him rehabilitate please DONATE HERE
We donated further 8,000 to him and he managed the rest. He has left rickshaw pulling and lives in his home now with his family and earns from his nursery.
Shahida Begum, a middle aged women was identified in the city guarding her small children who were begging and selling balloons on the streets of Dhaka. Jibika found her eldest son, Shahin begging infront of a mosque in Dhanmondi after Jumma prayer on Friday. After detail discussion with him it was found that his father Harunur Rashid used to be a rickshaw puller who had become crippled after an accident and usually stays at home without much work. Shahida’s eldest child is a 14 year old daughter who used to work in a supermarket but had been recently discharged due to lack of documentation/paperwork on birth registration. Shahida became a heart patient when she lost her 5 year old son in a busy market. Today they survive on the sales proceedings from the balloons on the streets. Shahida’s youngest child is a daughter (Lucky) who is 17 months old only.
JIBIKA advocated with Shahida begum and it was agreed that she could start a roaming tea business which would include cigarettes, biscuits and battle leaves as well. This would increase their family earning and will help them survive with hope.
JIBIKA wants to donate for the cost of procurement of balloon for the son and also for the tea business for Shahida begum.
Total money required is as follows:
Balloon: BDT 500
Tea Business: BDT 5000 (flask, carrier, ciggertte, battle leaves, tea cups etc.)
Taka 5000 was donated.