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In Today's Newsletter
16 Tips to make
this Eid Special for family
Why give an Eidee?
your Zakat online!
HDF Clarifies Itself
from NCHD, PHDF
of our visitors send their zakat money to Pakistan
Latest Online Poll: Ramadan with Family
Pakistan One Family at a Time
There is nothing more rewarding than helping people to stand on
their own feet and take command of their lives and their communities.
Thanks to your support and continued commitment to the Human Development
Foundation¹s work, HDF is now among the most successful non-governmental
organizations working in Pakistan.
This is why we are writing to you today. Our success in Pakistan
has increased the demand for our services. We receive many requests
for help from poor villagers who hear of our reputation. They know
the HDF model of self-help has proven its value over and over. But
we cannot meet their needs without your help.
Through the first half of 2004 we have provided over $1 Million
in micro-credit loans that have benefited over 5,000 local entrepreneurs.
Our two hundred schools and seven Community Health Centers provide
education and health services that simply would not exist if we
were not there. And the infrastructure projects we have helped establish
now provide clean water to thousands of people.
Most remarkably, all of this wonderful work is done not by giving
handouts, but by empowering people to help themselves. Our self-help
model liberates poor people from the cycle of dependence by helping
community members create their own self governing community development
organizations that address their most pressing needs. Our work has
shown that these simple and consistent practices transform lives
With your help we will expand our successful program of self-help.
During this blessed month of Ramadan, when the reward of generosity
increases many times over, please contribute your Zakat for the
people who are committed to standing on their own feet. We will
stretch your Zakat dollars to help them help themselves now and
into the future.
On behalf of all those whose lives you've already helped improve,
thank you for your compassion and care. Won't you please confirm
your continued commitment to helping people help themselves by sending
a generous gift of $100, $250, or even $1,000 to the Human Development
16 Things to Make this Eid Special for
For a number of Muslim families, Eid is simply a
twice-yearly routine that doesn't change: get up, pray Fajr, eat
breakfast, go pray, hug Eid Mubarak, come home, maybe go out, maybe
have people over, eat, eat, eat, get gifts or Eid money, eat, and
sleep. This year, why not make Eid the special holiday that it is?
Here are some ideas of things you can do with the family to get
out of the usual yearly Eid routine. [read
Why give an Eidee, when you can
give an Eid Gift?
You may think it's too late to get Eid presents for the kids now.
No problem. Start saving and planning for next Eid, Insha Allah.
Then when you've given Aminah or Saeed their gifts watch their faces
and compare: which made them happier, the well-thought out gift
they wanted, or the ten dollars it took you seconds to whip out
of your wallet? [read more]
Calculate your Zakat online!
Rewards for good deeds are multiplied during the month of Ramadan.
The Prophet's hand used to be busy with giving charity during this
blessed time. Reap the benefits of this month by donating
to HDF. Calculate
your Zakat online!
our visitors send their zakat money to Pakistan.
Survey Question: Where
do you send your Zakat money?
much do you plan to spend on gifts for this Eid?
Frequently Asked Questions on HDF
Welcome to the updated FAQ section. We hope that you will
find this helpful. [read
Election 2004 Reflection
The election is over. Even though the people of the United States
remain divided on many key issues, we believe that the mere fact
that the election was conducted in an organized way and that everyone
has accepted the results, is this country’s greatest strength.
And we are fortunate to be a part of this. [read
Help a family achieve dignity for just fifty cents a day!
Your tax-deductible donation of just $15 per month will help us
provide services for a family of eight. $30 per month supports two
families. That’s just a dollar per day to help two families
reach for dignity and well-being. Won’t
you take a moment to donate
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