Safa and Saira are the children of a very skilled Doctor that had dedicated his life to saving orphans. He was known for his kindness, his mercy and his love for children, a very inspirational and respected man within his community. The Doctor, who had committed his life to helping the orphan’s had been killed by an unknown group leaving Safa and Saira, his own children, orphaned themselves.
Safa wants to become a Lawyer one day to ensure the rights of the disadvantaged are enforced and her little brother Saira wants to become a Doctor one day to continue helping other orphaned children just like themselves and to continue their beloved Father’s mission.
During our field trips we had been approached by a family who was in desperate need of emergency aid.
The baby who needed assistance was 4 months old at the time, his name is Abdullah Rahman. He had 3 medical conditions, 1. bronchitis 2. Enlarged heart 3. Meningitis.
When we received information regarding Abdullah, we rushed and drove for more than 4 hours in rural Cambodia to help as his condition was critical. As a result of an overwhelming response by our WOF sadaqa donors Abdullah received treatment and his family has been granted ongoing financial support. When Abdullah was administered to Hospital he was only 2kgs and just after 1 month he is 6kg 400grams. He is a happy and healthy baby now!
Abdulhady is a orphan very close to our hearts. As a baby he was abandoned by his family in front of a local prayer place. He advised us that he didn’t really know who his family were. The religious of the took Abdulhady in and later on arranged a guardian family to look after him. Abdulhady has no one, He doesn’t know his family or any relatives. He is now living at a male refuge centre.
He has a very gentle personality and has the biggest heart. There were times when we met him and he wouldn’t have eaten anything but would be too shy to ask for food, He is very humble. Abdulhady would walk to university, where he is studying to become a Teacher, for 5 kms everyday. He would leave 1 hour before to get to there on time. WOF on behalf of their sadaqa donors have purchased him a bicycle and helmet to make his travel easier for him. He doesn’t talk much and is a very quiet person, but the moment he saw the bicycle he had the biggest smile on his face that was worth a million words.
WOF remarkably changes the lives of the underprivileged individuals that come their way. This man’s heartbreaking story, is one of the many, who is to be referred to as Mr. K out of respect to his identity.
Mr. K lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with his wife and two daughters. His marriage was short-lived however as a result of his increasing poverty, resulting in their separation, with his wife and family turning their back on him due to his lack of financial stability, spiralling him into becoming one of Phnom Penh’s homeless residents for 4 years. His two daughters remained with him but because of the seriousness of his poverty he was forced into giving his youngest daughter away to a rich family.
According to local NGO’s there are over 1000 professional beggars in Phnom Penh, however out of his honour and commitment to his daughter, Mr. K refused to succumb to begging and opted to work, collecting plastic bottles and making $2.50 a day in order to send his daughter to school. World Orphan Fund Inc. came across Mr. K and his daughter during the flood assistance for those stranded and they were amongst those who were in a desperate situation due to their lack of shelter. Inevitably the World Orphan crew started tending to the needs of Mr. K and his daughter, providing them a warm home to sleep in as well as medical assistance for them both. Furthermore, due to his unique personality and sincere character World Orphan Fund Inc. offered Mr. K work so that he could provide for his family in the long term and placed his daughter under their care where she is attending a local school to further her education.
We have recently found out that Mr K is terminally ill and He wishes to entrust his daughter with WOF.
This was just one of the lives WOF has been able to give hope to.