Poverty and Charity

I found this image on Flickr originally uploaded by *abro*, a well known Karachi photographer. I was extremely moved by this image to see the small gesture of generosity that it gives me hope that there are still a few good people out there who are still willing to take care of the poor. It is said that Pakistanis could easily be ranked as a nation with the highest level of philanthropy in terms of GDP. Abro writes the following words describing the image

Every Sunday, poor people, women and men gather at the commercial Area in Defence Karachi to have free breakfast (tee, paratha) and Rs.100 in cash. On Sunday 6th July early in the morning after returning from walk I found the streets were filled with men and women having free breakfast from two hotels of area. I estimated at least 800 to 1000 people was gathered there, especially women were more than men. After asking some people I come to know every Sunday poor people gather here and have free breakfast and 100 rupees in cash from this person. It means he distributes 100,000 every Sunday!

Credit for Image and text *abro* on Flickr

3 Comments so far

  1. zeeshan on July 22nd, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

    And pretty soon you will be finding pics of mobs snatching food from people on the street on flicker :)

  2. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

    Allah ham sab ko Iss Insan jaysa DIL, aur Wasa-yl Ataa farmaay Ameen

  3. lordobsidian on July 29th, 2008 @ 1:31 am

    That person is my father and he is one of the most giving most charitable men i know

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