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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...
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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

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....
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...

Lack of Healthcare for Pakistani Minorities

Lack of Healthcare for Pakistani Minorities

The news agency Dawn recently published an article drawing attention to Pakistan’s meager health care system. Aptly titled “My 10 Days of Hell at a Lahore Hospital,” the middle-class author describes the miserable treatment, or rather lack thereof, given to her...

Pakistani women stayed in abusive marriages because Pakistan failed

This article was originally published in Dawn. You can read the full article here.  When domestic abuse is discussed on TV and in drawing rooms, people often ask: why didn't she leave her violent husband? Dania endured violent beatings during her pregnancies. But...

Aqsa’s Rescue

Aqsa’s Rescue

Day in and out all she has known is work. In a society where men virtually dictate everything, Aqsa represents thousands of young women with little hope to find a better life. The term “better life” does not mean the same that you and I would think. To a Pakistani...

Lahore Blast Victims-RAM Team Aids the Victims of the Blast

Lahore Blast Victims-RAM Team Aids the Victims of the Blast

LAHORE BLAST VICTIMS-RAM TEAM AIDS THE VICTIMS OF THE BLASTOn the 27th of March, on Easter evening, Christians were attacked once again in Pakistan and this time terrorists attacked the innocent people in a public park—Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore. They killed 74...

Dowry System in Pakistani Society

Dowry System in Pakistani Society

DOWRY SYSTEM IN PAKISTANI SOCIETYThis article was originally published in Voice of Journalists, by Mahpara Liaqat. You can read it here. A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter. It includes furniture, linen, money etc. Dowry contrasts...

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