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Project #7004

Improve Health for Mothers & Children in Pakistan

by SHINE Humanity
Sakina Bibi
Sakina Bibi

Epilepsy is a debilitating disease that takes a severe toll not only on the individual but the entire family. Poverty makes the disease even more challenging as misconceptions about the disease, especially among the poor make a difficult situation even worse.

Sakina* is a nineteen year old girl who has been suffering from epileptic fits from an early age. Her father passed away when she was just seven years old and her uncle took over the financial responsibilities of her, as well as of her five siblings. The family is so poor, it is a struggle to put food on the table for the entire family.Caring for a chronic patient is an added burden and many a times there is no money left over to treat Sakina.  

Fortunately for Sakina, her family live in a village near Gharo. Her family has been visiting SHINE Humanity’s Gharo clinic for many years now and Sakina has been regularly receiving free medicines to treat her illness.

The poor in Pakistan are already at a disadvantage, if you add a debilitating and chronic disease to the mix, the burden becomes almost too much to bear.

We are very grateful to you, our donors, who have made it possible for us to treat patients like Sakina who can then live a normal life.

Your donations have a direct impact on the lives of needy people and we hope you will continue to support our projects in the coming year as well.

Wishing you a vey Happy New Year!

With Gratitude,

Naila Ahmed

* In keeping with Sakina's wishes, we took a picture of her with her face turned away from the camera.

Dear Friends,

Accidents like the one experienced by Hanif* are very common in this part of the world. The streets in small towns are crowded and vehicles of all sizes ply on the narrow roads, crossing the street in such circumstances is often wrought with danger with drivers seldom making way for pedestrians crossing over to the other side.

Hanif, a sixty year old father of six was runover by a motorcyclist while on his way to work as a daily wager.He initally tried to treat the wound using simple home remedies but the wound soon got infected.
His wife, a regular visitor to our clinic finally persuaded him to come to the SHINE Humanity Gharo Clinic for proper treatment.
He arrived complaining of pain, swollen ankle and high fever.

At the clinic his wound was cleaned and disinfected,he was then put on a course of antibiotics and advised daily dressing of the wound.Within days his fever was down and the wound showed visible signs of healing.

Hanif is just one of many who have received treatment at our Primary Healthcare Clinic in Gharo. With a nominal charge of 30 cents per visit, patients receive treatment from a qualified doctor and are provided free medicines for three days or more, depending on the need.All of this could not have been possible without the generosity of donors like yourself.We are truly grateful for your support and are humbled by the trust you have placed in us and our Organization.

This year we have already treated almost 50,000 needy patients at our three charitable clinics in Sindh.
We hope to continue the work we do with your continued support.

With Gratitude,

Naila Ahmed

*Not this real name

Healed injury
Healed injury



Nasreen* was brought to SHINE Humanity Clinic in dire straits.
She had boils with oozing pus on both of her lower extremities.
She also had fever and was unable to walk on her own due to pain.
Her mother had taken her to other nearby clinics but her skin
condition had progressively worsened.

A poor woman from a small village, Nasreen’s mother could not afford to take her little daughter to the bigger hospitals in the city. Somebody told her about our clinic in Gharo and Nasreen was brought in for treatment.

Our doctor assessed her condition and put her on the right medications. After a week of topical and oral treatment her     condition visibly improved and she was able to walk properly again.                                                        

Skin conditions like the ones manifested by Nasreen are something the poor people of Sindh have to suffer through very frequently. Unhygienic living conditions, poverty, poor diet and low resistance often lead to breakouts similar to these.

Please support our projects so that we continue to treat patients like Nasreen and are also able to reach a wider population by putting up skin camps in rural areas.

Thank you!

Nasreen's infected leg
Nasreen after treatment
Nasreen after treatment

Dear Friends,

Thanks to the generosity of donors like yourself, our three projects in Sindh, Pakistan treated 70000 patients in 2015. Our clinic in Gharo has seen a substantial increase in patient numbers. Since the start of the new year, we are averaging almost 120 patient per day at our facility.

Our charitable healthcare clinics are providing quality healthcare to those who are in dire need of our support. Your contributions are pivotal in helping those in greatest need. One such patient is 10 month old Usman. Usman’s father had passed away and he was bought into the Civil Hospital’s RBUT Pediatric ward by his uncle, a poor farmer barely able to support his extended family.

Usman exhibited typical symptoms of gastroenteritis: high fever, diarrhea and vomiting.
Severely dehydrated,he was provided immediate treatment at the ward to stabilize his condition. All his medications were provided free of cost by SHINE Humanity. He was released from the ward after three days after a complete recovery.
Unfortunately cases like Usman’s are very common in countries like Pakistan, where often poverty, unhygienic conditions and unclean water cause children to fall seriously ill. On an average children less than 2 years frequently get 6 or more infections a year.

Although diarrheal illnesses are a major source of mortality in developing countries, treatment for severe infections is often out of reach for those who are the most vulnerable. Government resources are often limited and mismanaged. We need your support to treat patients like Usman and countless others who throng the Pediatrics wards of Civil Hospital Shikarpur. Your donations will give these children a second chance in life.

We look forward to your continued support in 2016 !

Thank you

Omar with Dad
Omar with Dad

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued support of helping our patients receive the highest quality of medical care. Your generous donations help support patients such as one year old, Omar Baksh to get the necessary healthcare aid. Omar came into SHINE’S clinic in Gharo on November 24th of 2015 severely dehydrated and suffering from malnutrition, weighing in at a less than nine pounds upon his arrival. His father stated that they were very poor and could not afford to take Omar to a doctor, although, he had been sick for the past ten days and had been vomiting continuously. They had just found out about SHINE’S charity clinic and therefore came here.  With the help of our doctors our clinic was able to provide Omar with the necessary treatment and fluids to stabilize him. He was later referred to a government children’s hospital in Karachi for further management. Omar’s story is nothing new in Gharo, there are thousands of children in Pakistan suffering from malnourishment everyday.

Over 65,000 needy patients have benefited from the support of our generous donors this year. Please continue to support SHINE Humanity in our effort to help treat those who severely need assistance and can’t get it on their own.

On behalf of SHINE Humanity and its beneficiaries, we offer our heartfelt thanks and wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Omar being treated
Omar being treated
Omar upon arrival
Omar upon arrival

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SHINE Humanity

Location: Tustin, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Naila Ahmed
Tustin, California United States
$31,056 raised of $177,072 goal
386 donations
$146,016 to go
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