Real Stories

Zainab Fatima Cochlear Implant

Zainab Fatima is a five-year-old girl that hails from the city of Rawalakot in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Like every other girl her age, she has her dolls, is always ready to play, loves to roam around and also aspires to go to school. But, there was one obstacle in her life that differentiates her experience from that of other children – she couldn’t hear.

Zainab was born with a hearing disability. Her father, like any father would, traveled all around Pakistan with her girl for 5 years to find treatment for her daughter. He made several trips to major cities of Pakistan, piled up debts, traveled from one doctor to another, traveled from one hospital to another in his search to find relief and support for his daughter’s hearing impairment.

By the time he reached the right institutions or got aware of government grants, he got to know that Zainab was not preferred anymore, she isn’t the ideal candidate. She has run out of time and was still months away from receiving the government grant. Cochlear transplants are more successful if these transplants are carried out at age 5 or under. Since, she had turned 5, her chances of success had diminished.

And that’s when FRDP International and its donors stepped in to give Zainab a fighting chance to hear once again. The medical team examined her and due to their strong recommendation, the organization proceeded with raising funds for a cochlear implant to enable her hearing. Within few weeks, the funds were raised and after thorough diagnostics and tests, the surgery was successfully carried during the holy month of Ramadan.

Zainab can now hear! Her speech therapy classes are going to start and soon we shall her speak too.

Without this transplant, she would have never been able to hear. The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action – and the action taken by the donors, the doctors, the team at FRDP International, her parents and most importantly Little Zainab herself enabled this dream, converted this miraculous dream in reality no one dreamed to be possible. We are grateful to all involved for their support in helping Little Zainab hear.

The struggle is for survival

The struggle for water is real in the deserts of Tharparkar, located in one of the most remote part of Pakistan, the communities struggle to quench their thirst. The struggle in the desert terrain is just not restricted to scarcity of water; the struggle for the drought struck communities is over and above. Here’s a quick documentary that depicts the issues these indigenous communities face in the search of water. The search and quest for water consists of battling hardship and injuries (at times fatal), exposing them to major protection issues, also deprives women of livelihood opportunities and children of education due to the time they have to spent in arranging water for themselves to survive; survival preceding a better livelihood, survival preceding access to education.

Story of Ms. Allah Wasai

Ms. Allah Wasai got support from our donor Dr Waqas Ahmad donated Sewing machine and food, she was praying for the donor who supported her, she will earn and help her family. You can also help the widows by donating GIFT sewing machine.

FRDP International supported more people with mobility during Ramadan

Many physically disabled persons don’t have the resources to buy a wheelchair that is appropriate for their needs but needy people in developing countries also deserve the dignity of being able to move freely around their homes and community. Your donation of funds will go a long way in helping them become mobile. We need your support to help the poorest people. Your donation for a wheelchair will help us reach out to disabled people in Pakistan who are desperately in need of a wheelchair. Your generous donation will not only help provide people in Pakistan with the transforming gift of mobility, but the invaluable gifts of independence, dignity, and hope.

We are not only providing clean drinking water but also helping them with fresh vegetables

We are not only installing water wells for just drinking water for the communities, but you can see how this water well helping the family daily household vegetables, Tharparkar Pakistan is facing droughts since last many years but these types of wells, helping the communities with nutritious food. Keep donating FRDP International make difference in the lives of the poor communities worldwide.

How your donations supporting!

Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink — even the water in our toilets is clean! But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. FRDP INTERNATIONAL reached those people who were really facing the challenges with the support of our donor Sister Yasmin, before our intervention people use to drink water from barrages and Ponds, which were severely contaminated. Please keep donating to our campaigns — anything you can give is a huge help.

Flood Emergency Response

During August and early September, Pakistan was severely hit by monsoon rains and urban flooding resulting in 409 deaths, 402 injured and 305,151 fully or partially destroyed homes. While damage and casualties were registered in several districts, the province of Sindh was worst affected and declared an emergency on 25 August.

FRDP International responded the 2020 flood emergency in Pakistan, supported the communities with Food Packs, Clean drinking water with the support of our individual donors.