A woman in a blue shalwar kameez with a white headscarf stands in front of a table.

RASHEEDA’S STORY

Rasheeda, who belongs to a poor Christian family, lives near RAM. She is diabetic and suffers from hypertension. Her husband brought her to our medical clinic. She could not walk or stand properly because of many wounds on her feet. Our medical staff quickly...
Sisters Shumaila and Maria stand in front of green trees outside. They both wear black dresses with shawls over their head and shoulders.

Shumaila and Maria’s Story

Sisters Shumaila and Maria are two brilliant students in our sewing class at the Sablone House. Their family takes care of animals that belong to Muslims, and in return they get food and a living place, which they share with the animals. Their own mud house was...
A young Pakistani man wearing a baseball cap and a striped button down shirt looks at the camera as he sits at a desk on a computer.

ZEESHAN’S STORY

  Zeeshan is a young Christian enrolled in our 3-month computer training course. Zeeshan belongs to a poor family and is the only earner in the house. He works as a photographer, but he does not have editing skills. He has been paying a editor most of his...
RASHEEDA’S STORY

RASHEEDA’S STORY

Rasheeda, who belongs to a poor Christian family, lives near RAM. She is diabetic and suffers from hypertension. Her husband brought her to our medical clinic. She could not walk or stand properly because of many wounds on her feet. Our medical staff quickly...

SHAMA’S STORY

SHAMA’S STORY

Shama and her family were enslaved in brick kiln factory. Because Shama contracted polio in her childhood, she is disabled and cannot walk and work properly. She was suffering great pain from working at the brick kiln, but unless she and her family met a daily quota...

NAILA’S STORY

NAILA’S STORY

18-year-old Naila was hit in the head with a steel rod during a fight in her area. She lost a lot of blood and had to have surgery. Because of that, doctors recommended that she not remain in hot weather for too long.  Unfortunately, Naila’s family did not have their...

Shumaila and Maria’s Story

Shumaila and Maria’s Story

Sisters Shumaila and Maria are two brilliant students in our sewing class at the Sablone House. Their family takes care of animals that belong to Muslims, and in return they get food and a living place, which they share with the animals. Their own mud house was...

ZEESHAN’S STORY

ZEESHAN’S STORY

  Zeeshan is a young Christian enrolled in our 3-month computer training course. Zeeshan belongs to a poor family and is the only earner in the house. He works as a photographer, but he does not have editing skills. He has been paying a editor most of his...

COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER NOW OPEN | ANISH’S STORY

COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER NOW OPEN | ANISH’S STORY

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Harold C. Smith Foundation, RAM now has a computer training center! We recently completed all preparations, and 20 young Christians are now enrolled in a three-month course to learn Microsoft Office, basic graphic design and...

MEDICAL CLINIC NOW OPEN

MEDICAL CLINIC NOW OPEN

In partnership with World Compassion Fellowship, RAM Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its new medical clinic located next the Sablone House. An overwhelming turnout showed up for medical care, with 100 people lining up to be seen the first day.  The...

Fatima’s Rescue

Fatima’s Rescue

Fatima was a 55-year old woman working in a brick factory in Lalyani, one hour south of Islamabad. She was brutally tortured by the brick factory owner because she refused to work on a day she felt particularly weak and ill.  RAM took her to a hospital, but the...

Qaiser & Nadeem’s rescue

Qaiser & Nadeem’s rescue

Twin brothers Qaiser and Nadeem were sold into slavery to a feudal lord when they were five-years-old by their parents to pay for the wedding of their daughter. In Pakistan, parents absolutely must provide a dowry for the daughter's wedding so this poor family had no...

Shaheen’s Rescue

Shaheen’s Rescue

An 18-year-old Christian girl, Shaheen was born into a poor family enslaved at a brick kiln. Despite working day and night they still did not make enough to live. Shaheen's father was diagnosed with heart disease and was unable to work for several weeks. The family...

Persecution in Pakistan | Finding Strength in a Nightmare

Persecution in Pakistan | Finding Strength in a Nightmare

When I first became a mom in 2016, I used to have a recurring nightmare that my 3rd floor walkup apartment in New York City was on fire, and I had just minutes to not only get my babies to safety, but to also gather whatever we would need to survive out of the home....

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response Fails Its Minorities

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response Fails Its Minorities

Living in a 99 percent Muslim country, Pakistan’s minorities—Untouchable Christians, Hindus, Ahmadiyya, and enslaved brick kiln workers—face systemic discrimination on any given day as they seek jobs, education, and healthcare. Now, these minorities will be the...

Farzana’s RESCUE

Farzana’s RESCUE

Farzana and Babar were a young Christian couple with two children, Sharon and Fariha, who worked in a brick kiln. RAM came to meet Farzana when she attended a vocational training workship hosted by RAM. Farzana told us that about their situation in the brick kiln. She...

Imran’s Rescue

Imran’s Rescue

A Christian man living in a village on the outskirts of Lahore, Imran was working in a textile factory as a sweeper. In January of 2019, Imran had not received his salary since October of 2018. Everytime he asked his manager for this salary, the manager told him that...

Arif Masih & Family’s rescue

Arif Masih & Family’s rescue

Arif Masih is a poor Christian man born in a brick kiln where his father and grandfathers were working as a slave. Nasreen, his wife, has the same background. They got married in a brick kiln with the previous debts of their respective families. God blessed them with...

Second-Class Citizen Day | Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Second-Class Citizen Day | Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Earlier this month, Pakistan celebrated its eighth National Minorities Day. The day’s significance originates from a speech in which Pakistan’s founder, Mohammad Ali Jimnah, envisioned a Pakistan that would be respectful of all religious backgrounds. “You may belong...

No Honor in Murder: Calling It What It Is

No Honor in Murder: Calling It What It Is

The recent strangling of Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media star, by her brother has revealed the widespread issue of honor killings throughout Pakistan. Despite Baloch’s controversial publicity, her fame helped to illuminate the growing problem of abuse against...

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