On the streets of Lahore in Pakistan i came accross 1 example of a old lady widowed mother with granchildren and no male family members struggling to earn a living but with dignity selling candyfloss for a mere 20 rupees a UK 12p approx. Aunty Nazira Bibi had come from a village to the city of Lahore to make well her youg son who was suffering from TB which is so common in Pakistan. Her son passed away whilst unudergoing treatment and this left aunty Solely responsible for his 3 grandchilren, a widowed daughter in law and 2 daughter one of which she was still to wed off. Aunty Nazira was not begging rather she was in routine selling Candy floss which is everychilds favouite on the busy motorways of Lahore @ Waris Meer Underpass. She only parted with information because i apodted my natural inquisitive style and questioned her so suddenly and she was heartfelt genuine and was immediately in tears. A simple hug bound us together A british Pakistani mother and a Pakistan born mother because I could see and feel her pain but her efforts of feeding the family were one of survival. I asked aunty to look after herself and eat well, eat fruit. i was astonished when she responded...'i struggle to even have the basic bread and lentils, how can i even think of fruit'... Pakistan has no welfare system set up to help such needy and deserving peopel but i believe a few pennies from our pockets can make a world of a difference to such a persons life. She belongs to such a culture that does not let a nonrelated male help her or even communicate with her and to be dignified in helping her from a woman to another woman i personally will see that money raised will see its way to aunty. I will further assist her in making good use of the funds so that she doesnt have to sell on the streets.
If you could help raise some donations towards this acause of dignifying Aunty Nazira and her family from the struggles of life, i would be much obliged. I personally offer you my gratitude in taking a few moments to recognise the struggles a poor old ladies life in Pakistan.