“I used to feel so alone and scared that I was the only one going through this. But when I came to Indus, I discovered that there are so many people like me who are searching for help.” Shakeel is originally from Nousheroferoz and moved to Karachi around 12 years ago to look for work. Newly married with a baby on the way, Shakeel was determined to make a good living for his family, whom he would travel back and forth
“The doctors at Indus made me realize that Diabetes was nothing but a small bump in the road. Once you are determined to achieve something, nothing needs to change.” 14-year-old Arsalan had been feeling down for several weeks. Dazed, tired, and feeling a constant hunger in his belly, Arsalan found himself irritable at everyone and everything, going so far as to pick fights with his closest friends.
It was a pleasant Saturday morning at the Army School of Physical Training. Seventeen-year-old Saim was preparing for a football match when severe, throbbing pain in his back made him collapse. The football coach immediately sent him home and told him to get some rest.
There is a sea of mosquitos swarming near the tents. The air is hot and the temperature is 40 degrees. There are hundreds of children who are roaming around without any proper clothes or shoes on their bodies. Most of them belong to families who have just fled the neighboring villages in interior Sindh to escape the catastrophic floods caused by the heavy monsoon.
Zubaida Khatoon resides in Khanpur, a small village in the district of Shikarpur, Sindh. She lived with her husband and four children in a modest home, as the whole family worked to make ends meet. Her husband and family work as farmers on a small piece of land they own. In 2018, during the harvesting period of wheat, tragedy struck. On the day of the incident, Zubaida followed her regular routine, where she woke up at the break