Khizar and his family

By Sam Carpenter / Kashmir Family Aid

Jan. 23, 2008

Here is the latest… As it was two years ago just after the earthquake, it is hard for us to grasp the misery of those actually hungry and cold. Our friend Khizar writes from Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kahmir, just a few minutes ago:

“My family is fine but they are shivering with cold, thank to electricity load sheding for 8 to 10 hours in a day coupled with severe shortage of liquid petrolium gas (LPG). …………. ah we are born to live in a hell……. Take care & enjoy life……..”

— Abbasi/ dejected

We are looking for corporate sponsors and individuals to sustain several projects in Azad Jammu Kashmir and in Pakistan, ranging from building a school in the tiny, high elevation and very remote village of Serli Sacha, to assisting The Sewara Foundation that has schools in Muzaffarabad and elsewhere in Azad Kashmir and the Gilgit-Baltistan region ("Northern Areas") of Pakistan. We are also coordinating aid through IBTIDA foundation. For more information, contact me :

Sam Carpenter