Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lifeline branch at Eidgah-e-jadeed

Ayesha at Eidgah-A-Jadeed

Eidgah-A-Jadeed Branch

TLF member life at Eidgah Jadeed branch,
Tannery Road, Bangalore,

Ayesha is a woman of Lifeline’s Eidgah-A-Jadeed branch.  In one of my visit to her home, I learned how she struggles to earn a daily living for her family. Ayesha, a women of 30 years and a mother of 2 kids, is studying at government school. She specializes in placing stones on abayas along with her husband. Together they earn about Rs 60 a day and a total of Rs 3600 per month. With a rent of Rs 1500 per month, health, education and other expenses are difficult to manage. She went to money lenders and fell victim to their interest rate schemes.

After joining Lifeline, she found herself in a better place and remains confident about not falling further into debt. With the soft loan from Lifeline she is slowly coming out of her earlier debts. She has also decided to start saving for her children to to go to a private school next year.

Asra Fathima
Volunteer at Eidgah-A-Jadeed Branch




Zakah Money Distribution

For the past three years, the Govindpura branch of Lifeline has been helping women obtain capital to run their business as well as even smaller loans to help with meeting daily needs such as food, clothing, and school fees.

Moreover, every Ramadan, these ladies are also given some Zakah money in the form of cash. Unlike previous years, this time around money wasn’t given to each and every member of the branch. Instead the most needy candidates were chosen on the following criteria:

Ladies who are raising orphans

Widows with young kids

Old widows who have no one to take care of them

Divorced or deserted with young kids

Ladies with handicapped or incapacitated husbands and young kids

Ladies with illnesses and young or handicapped children and ambivalent husbands

Besides the above criteria, a lot of input was taken from our branch employees and volunteers, who understood the ground reality better.

The total number of ladies who were given money was forty.

Operation for Shafiulla Muazzin

Shafiulla Muazzin has been suffering from an ulcer cialis cheap resulting in severe pain and swelling in his right leg. The laser surgery required to repair his leg would cost about 20,000 INR.

He is too poor to pay for the operation himself and called out for charity organizations to help with his plight.

Humane Touch Trust and Lifeline collected the amount required and donated so that he would be able to walk again.




Mehrunnisa Teacher gave a cheque on behalf of Humane Touch Trust and Mrs. Tahera Sultana, the trustee of the Bismillahnagar branch, gave a cheque on behalf of Lifeline.