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Fighiting With Disabilities

Mr. Haji saideen, 75 years old, belongs to village Makeen of South Waziristan agency. He is currently residing in village marra shumali of UC Marra, Tehsil paroa, District Dera Ismail Khan. He has 3 daughters and 4 sons but the total number of dependents is 19 persons including nephews, nieces, grandsons and granddaughters. He is working as labor in agriculture farm and his two sons are working as labors for construction. His elder brother died so he is sole supporter of his nephews and nieces and his sister in law. His one nephew and two nieces are mentally disabled by birth.

[Mr. Saideen is giving interview by JEN staff]

Saideen is living with a host family in UC Marra. His host family is very supportive as it has given him shelter and it has supported him in his daily basic needs like food and health etc. His host family facilitated him and gets him registered with UNHCR and WFP so he receives monthly ration. The head of the host family runs a commercial oven. So soon after his displacement he worked at oven and has found a rented house later for his living.

[Children of Mr. Saideen family]

Besides earning daily expenses for a large family of 19 persons, another big problem is medical checkup/expenses of the 3 mentally disabled patients. According to Mr. Saideen “I spent a lot of money on these patients but no improvement in their health conditions. We all family members are very concerned about them because all the three patients are young and mentally disable”.

JEN is working in the target area where Mr. Saideen is living. JEN team has visited his house and has registered him and his nephew as beneficiaries. Both the beneficiaries have attended livestock sessions as well.

Mr. Saideen told “we are very hopeful to get goats and manage them properly to use it for milk and rearing purpose. I will expand it to business level because my family and I are well acquainted with livestock management”.   

【JEN is now accepting donations. Your help would be very much appreciated.

October 10, 2013 in Pakistan |