Rebuilding Her Life

January 8, 2024

Sadaf, a middle-aged mother of six, is an Australian citizen. After marrying her husband, he took her overseas, where her abuse began. He confiscated her passport, and for several years, she endured domestic violence. Secretly, she applied for residency in Australia for one of her children, ultimately leading to her escape. Reporting her husband to the relevant authorities, and with the legalities settled, Sadaf returned to Australia after a couple of years.

Her return, however, brought a new set of challenges. Homeless and with no income, Sadaf sought refuge in temporary accommodations provided by various people and a kind stranger she met at a shopping centre. Desperate for stability, she secured a rental property through a compassionate real estate agent.

Despite the prospect of a new home, Sadaf faced a financial hurdle, required to pay bond and rent immediately. With her income set to arrive in a few days from Centrelink, Sadaf turned to NZF for assistance. After a successful Zakat assessment, your Zakat helped secure Sadaf a new home, with her bond and rent paid for. Additionally, we assisted in purchasing furniture and groceries for her home.

Her plea was not just a request for financial aid but a plea for a chance to settle down after years of abuse. Sadaf's determination, coupled with NZF's support, can be the motivator for a new beginning, a life free from the shackles of domestic violence, ready to embrace stability and a brighter future for her and her children.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and unsure about Zakat eligibility, please reach out to us at NZF.

All names and places have been changed to protect the identity of clients.

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