Zakaat for the Shelterless

Donate your Zakaat to Gul Bahao
Donate your Zakaat to Gul Bahao

Dear Friend,

May the peace of the almighty be upon you!

It was in 2005 during the disastrous earthquake in the northern areas that Gul Bahao started making low cost Chandi Ghars for the shelterless. Ever since, whenever a disaster struck Pakistan, be it in Mansehra, Awaran (Baluchistan) the great deluge of 2010 affecting Thatta, Muzaffargarh, massive fire in Shanti Nagar (Gulshan-Iqbal), drought in Tharparkar, Gul Bahao has rushed to put up its prefabricated Chandi Ghars . These structures are put up in very little time. From a few days the installation time has dropped to a few hours. This despite the fact that the Chandi Ghars are as long lasting as houses made of stone or marble!.

While the number of houses put up may be symbolic only (not more than 150 houses, relief camps have been put up) the continuous work on this innovation has resulted in a boon not just for the disaster affectees of Pakistan but also for mankind as a whole . The Chandi Technology has the potential to change the world just like the mobile phone. Just as the mobile is multi functional so too the Chandi technology. Being modular it serves as a mobile toilet, a soft bed (fit for the king) tables, chairs and even a water reservoir!. A long lasting house strong against the elements and within the reach of the poorest of the poor. All because it took 22 years of hard and persistent work and an input of 9 crores from the wealthy and generous hearted people of Pakistan!.

Gul Bahao is also working on disaster management especially the heat wave in which it is planned to put up relief camps complete with a cooling pond and a mobile clinic. Here, it must be remembered that one of the best features of the Chandi Technology is its insular nature i.e it is cool in summer and warm in winter.

With the blessings of the almighty and your support Gul Bahao is planning on an ambitious program of replacing mud houses with Chandi Ghars. This is the need of the hour. Mud houses are problematic especially when heavy rains cause them to collapse and because they are hot beds of infectious diseases. Plastic material on the other hand is sterile by nature. Metalized film, a form of plastic is the raw material of the Chandi Ghar. This will ensure that people living in Chandi Ghars will be secured from many infectious diseases.

If our rural people start living in cool clean and weather resistant Chandi Ghars, they will not have to flock to major cities like Karachi and Lahore, rendering these megalopolises unsustainable.

We at Gul Bahao are assiduously spreading translations of the Holy Quran in 3 languages (Urdu, Sindhi and English). In order that our people are not deprived of the sacred words of the almighty due to their ignorance of the Arabic language.

Our past efforts and future plans for the upliftment of the Muslim Ummah makes us eminently eligible for your Zakat. Please put your contribution in First Women Bank Gul Bahao ac.no 0007 (branch code) 001-85781-0001, or Allied Bank, Nargis Latif acc.no. 00100-3275039-0011-0159 (branch code) Do inform us through SMS or through Telephone numbers: 32250452, 0333-8869491 and 0301-2754469

Yours Sincerely,

Nargis Latif (managing trustee)

BANNER FOR ROZGAR LA MEHDOOD

Chandi Ghar Letter head

Dear Friends,

May the peace of the Almighty be upon you!. This is to seek your attention to the novel discovery of the Chandi Technology which has the key to a prosperous Pakistan. What is more we have slowly but surely started getting both national and international Media Coverage. Newspapers of France, Italy, Holland, South Korea and India have given us very positive coverage while T.V channels CNN, Voice of America, Al Jazeera and several lesser known channels have been covering us for years.

This is apart from Pakistani channels, which have given us abundant coverage. We now intend to run a 3-week long campaign called Rozgar La Mehdood in the Gai (Cow) Mandi located on main superhighway from the 21st of August right upto Eidul Azha. We have been allotted prominent space 15ft x 30ft area in the VIP area block 1, front row facing the super highway. Here, an attractive looking Chandi Hall. i.e a prefabricated structure will be put up complete with the latest innovations of the Chandi technology. In this campaign opportunities will be offered to our youth and entrepreneurs. New and profitable ways of making money with the least investment using the Chandi technology.

A second and vital aspect of the display would be to provide “shelter for the shelter less”. Another part of the campaign meant to provide subsidized housing for the poorest of the poor. One way would be to explain to the poor how they can make cheap plastic houses them selves. Second would be to motivate people to donate for the cause. The occasion provides ample opportunity for extensive publicity of your products as well as for your CSR activity. The Cow Mandi you must be aware is the biggest one of its kind in the world which gets massive publicity on a daily basis. We would like you to sponsor the 3 week event at the following rates: a) Banner inside the hall 3ft x 6ft – Rs.5o,ooo. b) Banner on the exterior wall 3ft x 6ft. Rs.1,00,000. c) Banner on the side facing the superhighway 3ft x 6ft. Rs.1,75,000.

Yours Sincerely,

Nargis Latif (CEO – Gul Bahao)

Chandi Technology for Sale

 

Chandi Ghar Letter head

Dear Friends

Gul Bahao has been relentlessly pursuing its research program for the last 22 years. A very useful product, the Chandi Technology has emerged after a monetary input of more than 8 crore rupees!. For the last ten years or so we have been putting up Chandi Ghars in different parts of Pakistan. Mansehra, Muzaffagarh, Thatta, Awaran, Mithi (Tharparkar) as well as in Karachi. All these together number 150 structures including halls, rooms, warehouses etc.

The following results have been obtained:

  1. They are durable, long lasting, strong against the elements i.e storms, rains, insects etc.
  2. Cool in summer and warm in winter
  3. Being essentially plastic in nature, they are clean. They have the following advantages:
  • Stunning looks. Its silver exterior glitters like silver or gold, depending upon the colour of light falling on it.
  • Highly affordable. Less than half the cost of conventional structures Rs. 400/sq ft.
  • Quick to put up. Being prefabricated it takes hardly a day.
  • The blocks and panels used in it can be changed into a water reservoir, a bed, table, sofa etc.

We strongly believe the Chandi Technology will become an indispensable part of our lives just like the CNG kits, Mobile Phones, Solar Panels and other modern innovations. However , for the time being we recommend the Chandi Ghar for the following uses:

  1. Classrooms,lecture halls,examination halls etc.
  2. Exhibitions
  3. Warehouses for storing food grains
  4. Marriage halls
  5. Best alternative to Tents and Shamianas,
  6. Mobile camps of any kind
  7. Pent houses( a room on roof tops )
  8. Farm houses
  9. Labour colonies
  10. Low lying areas
  11. Low cost houses for disaster affected areas viz earthquakes, floods etc.

Profits generated from this will go into further research and our welfare program, “Shelter for the shelter less”. For details please visit our website: http://gulbahao.org

Yours Sincerely,
Nargis Latif (managing trustee, Gul Bahao)

Zakaat for the Shelterless

Subject: Zakaat for the Shelterless

Dear Friends, Aslama Alaikum.

This is to request you to give your Zakaat to Gul Bahao. As you are aware Gul Bahao has been working tirelessly for the upliftment of society since the last twenty one years. The circle of people being affected by its work is growing exponentially.

Through its innovative schemes Gul Bahao is fighting for its goal of employment unlimited. Poor people have been shown how to earn money honestly.

More than Twenty five lac rupees worth of Chandi ghars (prefabricated shelters) have been put up in disaster affected areas of Mansehra, Muzzafargarh, Thatta , Awaran (Baluchistan) and Mithi(Tharparkar) during the last ten years. This also includes slum dwellers of Gulshan-e-Iqbal when their huts were burnt.

Our Research center which is also working as a Disaster Management Center has developed many other products and concepts of tremendous use to the common man. These include:

  • Chandi blocks which are inter convertible into furniture, roofs, tarpaulins, shelters, small water reservoirs.

  • Water purification technique.

  • Cheap fodder for livestock

  • Mobile toilets

  • Gardens in the air

  • Mithai – Nutritious, delicious, dried food pack

We have also conducted advocacy programs for the dissemination of authentic translations of the Holy Quran in three languages viz. Urdu ,English and Sindhi. This has been in the form of exhibitions, producing cards, lectures, reading to the general public etc.

We are now set to address the needs of people living in mud houses.With the help of the almighty and support of civil society, we intend to directly or indirectly put up millions of Chandighars- which are strong against the natural elements.Do visit our website for details.

We shall be extremely grateful if you would deposit your zakaat in either of the bank accounts: First Women Bank Gul Bahao 0007(Branch code)001* 85781*0001; or Allied Bank, Nargis Latif acc. no. 00100-3275039-0011-(0159 branch code). Do inform us through telephone or SMS AT NOS- 0333-8869491* 03012754469

Thanking you, Yours Sincerely,

Nargis Latif, Managing Trustee, Gul Bahao

Zakaat for Gul Bahao

Zakaat collection during ramazan
Zakaat collection during ramazan

Dear Sir/Madam,  Aslama Alaikum.

This is to request you to give your Zakaat to Gul Bahao. As you are aware Gul Bahao has been working tirelessly for the upliftment of society since the last nineteen years. The circle of people being affected by its work is growing exponentially.

Thousands of people in Karachi have benefited from Gul Bahao’s scheme, “Kachra Do Sona Lo”. While Gul Bahao has discouraged scavenging from garbage dumps it has given the alternative of the Safai mein Kamai concept where wastage is bought and sold in a scientific and hygienic manner. Through this scheme Gul Bahao is fighting for its goal of employment unlimited. Poor people have been shown how to earn money honestly.

More than Twenty five lac rupees worth of Chandi ghars (prefabricated shelters)  were put up in disaster affected areas of Mansehra, Muzzafargarh, Thatta , Awaran (Baluchistan) and Mithi(Tharparkar) during the last ten years. This also includes slum dwellers of Gulshan-e-Iqbal when their huts were burnt.

Our Research center which is also working as a Disaster Management Center has developed many other products and concepts of tremendous use to the common man. These include:

  1. Chandi block which is inter convertible into furniture, roofs, tarpaulins, shelters, small water reservoirs.
  2. Water purification technique.
  3. Cheap fodder for livestock
  4. Mobile toilets
  5. City farm

We have also conducted advocacy programs for the dissemination of authentic translations of the Holy Quran in three languages viz. Urdu ,English and Sindhi. This has been in the form of exhibitions, producing cards, lectures, reading to the general public etc.

In order to achieve all this the organization has had to give tremendous sacrifices in terms of money, time and peace of mind.

We shall be extremely grateful if you would deposit your donation via western union. For information about making a donation please contact us or inform us on telephone numbers 021-32250452,0333-8869491, 0300-6628697 or through SMS.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,                    

Nargis Latif,

Managing Trustee,

Gul Bahao