Continuous Charity – Forgotten Women

Give and let it live on!

Continuous giving is the best forms of charity because the charity will continue for years to come which will benefit those who receive, the three strands of projects we have where charity will keep multiplying is: Wells of Dignity, Transforming Lives and Homes for Life (all Zak eligible).

1. WELLS OF DIGNITY: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Yemen
Wells of Dignity is designed to give women access to clean water in a safe and sound manner free from threats and attacks of sexual violence. Females are the primary water bearers in most countries, at least 2.1 billion people around the world face challenges obtaining water every day. In some countries women and young girls walk up to 3 hours through the night in remote areas in order to queue for water as early as 1am, ready for morning use. On this journey they face many dangers, the most horrific being sexual attacks, abduction and rape. In some cases, conditions are put on the access to water.

The benefits:
1- Stops life threatening fatalities associated with drinking dirty water
2- Reduces the risk of women and girls being sexually attacked
3- Reduces the risk of girls being kidnapped and sold into the sex trade
4- Empowers women by making free time available to pursue livelihood
5- Gives girls access to an education rather than spending hours fetching water
6- Unconditional water is provided to all communities for generations to come

Wells of dignity is currently being implemented in Pakistan, Yemen, Bangladesh and Afghanistan with the aim of giving a quality of life and safety which every woman deserves.

Pakistan Balochistan £150, Sindh £250 | Yemen £20,000  | Afghanistan £700 | Bangladesh £350


2. TRANSFORMING LIVES: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Setting women up in businesses instead of giving handouts, we believe that in investing in the women is the fastest way to eradicate poverty because she will invest in her own family and communities around her. We take your donation and with a one-off donation we can help those in poverty to stand on their own feet and start earning immediately where she can afford to pay for her own food, shelter, children’s education and basic healthcare and run a household. What this means for you is that the donation that you give will multiply for many years to come. It will also be a means of transforming the next generation as the businesses we provide can grow and thrive tremendously.

“A grain of corn which grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains”  [The Holy Qur’an Chapter 2 Verse 261]

A one off donation of £1000, which will help a woman escape the poverty trap for good and not be dependent on handouts, she will generate an instant income.


3. Homes for Life: Pakistan
“The floods in 2022 were the worst in Pakistan’s history where over 33 million people were displaced, many, largely women and children have been affected long term. The floods highlighted a deeper issue in Sindh and Balochistan – extreme poverty. Women and children are suffering in silences, we must act now.” S.Ali, Director, Forgotten Women

Sodhar, from one of the most affected areas said that her entire family, including pregnant women and infants, have no shelter and are living out in the open, constantly exposed to the scorching weather in the nearby town of Mehar. “We barely get one meal a day. Our children are crying all day. What can you tell them, to stop crying when there is no home for them?” There is a need to protect these vulnerable women who are living in the open with a safe and secure housing, we are building ‘Homes For Life’ that will house a woman and her children, it costs just £700 for a brick/concentrate house which will last her a lifetime. £700 will take a woman and her children off the streets and provide her a home, where she will be safe and her dignity will be protected.

Give and multiply your reward!

Forgotten Women