After years of suffering from domestic violence, Saima finally made the decision to leave her abusive situation.
Life was hard as she struggled to take care of her two children on her own, but your Zakat helped to give her the new start she desperately needed.
Saima left her husband with her two young children after suffering from domestic violence for nine years.
Life in the women’s refuge was not without its challenges, but at least she no longer had to suffer from abuse – and her children no longer had to witness it. Saima’s youngest son has autism, and the expenses relating to the care of a special needs child soon began to add up.
Saima wondered how she would ever be able to leave the shelter and start a new life on her own terms. But after securing social housing, she started to feel a glimmer of hope. Whilst she was grateful for the opportunity to have her own place, she had no furniture or appliances to make her house a home.
Zakat and its power.
After hearing about NZF through the shelter, Saima made an application for Zakat, which was accepted. She was so relieved to have the funds to furnish her home so that she could create a safe and comfortable environment in which to raise her children.
Your Zakat supported Saima when she had nowhere to turn and served as a reminder that she was not alone in her struggle. Without worrying about their living conditions, Saima was able to focus on raising her children and starting a new chapter in her life.
Based on a true story. Names have been changed and stock images have been used to protect identities.