Sajwal khan is 12 year young Pakistani boy with four other siblings and his mother. He lives with his family in the mountains of Madyan, the coldest district in Swat.
Sajawal's mother is the sole breadwinner in the household and she faces significant challenges in fulfilling the basic needs of her children, as her income is taken up by paying for her house rent.
In order to help his mother financially, Sajwal used to work in Madyan Bazar by carrying vegetables and assisting shop keepers. However, this income would not be sufficient and often leaving Sajwal and his siblings deprived of their basic needs.
Their house was destroyed in the horrific flooding in 2022 and the helpless family are left to survive in a shelter made of stones, mud and a plastic sheet. Due to rising price of food and lack of work available, Sajwal and his family will be forced to face the cold without any means of protection.
Sajwal is unable to afford the necessary items that can keep them warm this winter. The family are dependent on Zakat in order to survive.
This winter, you can help families like Sajwal's and protect them from frigid temperatures by providing food, clothes and shelter.