Mother-of-four Hajra fled her home in Mashori, Punjab in August. She was the sole breadwinner, as her husband had died in a car accident, so Hajra ma
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de ends meet by making and selling mud pots and bricks.
By October, the water level in Mashori was ten feet high. Finding refuge in a tent provided by Islamic Relief, Hajra waited out the floods with her children and then returned to her hometown.
“Our biggest concern was winter,” she says. “We came back to find our mud houses and fields completely washed away by the floods. We immediately needed shelter, I fashioned bricks out of mud to try to rebuild my house because the price of construction material has soared. I was worried about my children; at night it became very cold. I just wanted to secure food and warm place for my children.”
Islamic Relief has since rebuilt 50 houses in Mashori with sturdy materials, including Hajra’s.
“We made it into our new home before the harsh winter,” she explained, “We will never forget what you have done for us and our families. It is a wonderful gesture which nobody has ever done for our community before.
Islamic Relief has completed almost 300 homes in the regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Over the course of the next 14 months, we will be constructing a total of about 2,000 houses. Your generosity will help us to rebuild these homes..