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Trying to help humans and humanity!

About 2 years ago I met a woman who was living in our street. After some time we became familiar to each other, so she started telling me about her life. She told me about the problems she had in her family. Her husband was a drug addict. He was fired from his job due to addiction. He spent the money they had at home for buying food for their children. When money was finished, he started selling household items to provide him the drugs. Their problems increased day by day. The woman had three small children and no other person to be the bread winner for them, so she started working at a school as a maid. When I knew her problems, I told about it to my family. I wanted to help her, so at first I admitted her husband to the hospital to get well. I admitted her children to the school where I was a teacher so that they are charged little amount of fee. After 6 months, her husband got well and again they started living a happy life.


jadefrank's picture

Lending a hand


What a powerful story of compassion. From reading this story, I sense a deep sense of generosity in your spirit. You have showed me that sometimes people we are close to or simply live near, cannot reach out for help when they need to. But by offering just to listen, they may open up their hearts to receive friendship and assistance. Thank you for sharing this hopeful story!

Warm regards,

Frances Faulkner's picture


Dear Salma,

It is so wonderful that you took the time not only to listen to someone in need, but then to take many more steps to help this woman and her family. This is a great act of giving and a reminder to all readers to move out of their comfort zone and help those who are suffering. It had such a happy ending, which is also great to hear!

keep up the good work.


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