With this vital PakTrust EyeCanSee Ramadan Appeal, we aim to carryout out 1,000 life changing cataract surgeries this year in Pakistan & Kashmir, on top of the thousands we have already done over the years
We take the gift of sight for granted. For the under priviliged, poor eyesight is a double-edged sword. Not only do they suffer from eye problems, they also have trouble finding work. Worse, family members often have to become carers thus making it even harder for the entire family to improve their situation.
Last year we launched an appeal to fund raise for 1,000 cataract surgeries, as in previous years, you donated very generously. Alhamdulliah, we have already exceeded way over the half mark and will complete that aim with your duas. With Allah’s Will and your support, we again aim to raise funds for another 1,000 cataract surgeries this year In Sha Allah.
Clouding of the eye is the single most reason leading to blindness in poor communities, this is completely avoidable at relatively small cost to us in the developed world, however, this is next to impossible for the poor to afford and they remain blind. Blindness is crippling, leaving people isolated and excluded from their families and communities both physically and financially.
A simple cataract surgery can transform lives and make it easier for the children to develop and continue with their education, for the elderly to live life with dignity, for bread winners to provide for their families.
Each cataract surgery costs only £40; this brings light where there was blindness before.
• £200 you can provide 5 life changing operations
• £1000 will provide 25 surgeries
• £3500 will provide 2 day surgical eye camp
You can of course sponsor surgical eye camp in remembrance of your loved ones; this makes a great memorable sadqa Jaaria.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Those who spend their wealth (in charity) day and night, secretly and openly—their reward is with their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.”
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said that Allah the Glorious and Exalted Says: ‘Spend (on charity), O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’
And no matter how much we give, we know directly from the blessed lips of the messenger (saw) that our charity will never reduce our wealth.
As Sajid Ramzan, Chairman of PakTrust.org says in the video appeal, clouding of the eyes is the single most reason leading to blindness in poor communities.
Please donate your sadqa, zakat or other alms towards this noble EyeCanSee project and be a life changer for the poor of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Your donations will really make a difference, may Allah reward you abundantly for every penny you contribute.
You can make an enormous lasting impact on hundreds of families in one go.
Watching the poor shower their powerful prayers for you, when they can start seeing again, is just heart-melting.
You raise the funds, decide where in Pakistan or Kashmir you want to hold the eye camp, and we will take care of the rest.
Covid situation permitting, you can even go out to the eye camp to witness eveything first hand.
In Sha Allah.
PakTrust.org is a registered British Charity with Charity Number 1113301.
PakTrust.org was established as a direct result of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir in 2005. A group of London-based professional family members, friends, relatives and supporters were spurred into action by the earthquake. Our original mission was to provide emergency relief and assistance to the earthquake victims.
Since then, our mission has been to implement charitable projects in Pakistan and Kashmir. Our projects provide maximum value for money for those providing the funds, and maximum help to the people that need it the most.
PakTrust.org is a small charity, but in a short period of time with loyal support, we have successfully implemented many projects and schemes serving hundreds of thousands families, helping some of the poorest people in society.
Account name: PAKTRUST
Account number: 68134622
Sort code: 60-22-23
Bank address: 204 High Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7LL