Faizullah is a 13-year-old orphan living in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
Faizullah’s family used to have a very good life and his father was a rich man, but he was addicted to gambling. He gambled until he lost everything and then owed people money. He was forced to leave his home land and go to Iran but he was killed in a car accident on his way to Iran.
After his father died, Faizullah, the oldest of six children, was forced to take on the financial responsibilities of their mother and five younger sisters and brothers. In an attempt to buy food, pay the rent and utilities, Faizullah dropped out of middle school where he was in the 7th grade. He began working on the street, selling plastic bags near a plaza. Most of the time he was unable to make enough money for one loaf of bread.
When Source of Compassion found Faizullah, he was very hopeless, wanting to go back to school and have a normal life, like the other children.
In August of 2017, SOC brought Faizullah into our Relief Services program. With donations to this program, we are able to provide him with financial support so he can continue his education. He is now happily completing the 7th grade in school and looks forward to a brighter future.