Ilham and his wife were excited to welcome their first child into the world. They had come to Australia from Indonesia, hoping to build a better life for their family. Ilham had found work at a factory and was doing his best to provide for his growing family.
But then, one day, everything changed. Ilham was involved in an accident at work and ended up needing surgery. He was in too much pain to return to work for several weeks, which meant the family's income was suddenly cut off. They had no savings to fall back on and were struggling to make ends meet.
Ilham started visiting a physiotherapist to help him recover from the accident, but the medical bills were piling up. They were struggling to afford necessities like groceries, baby formula and nappies for their 6-month-old child.
Desperate for help, Ilham reached out to the National Zakat Foundation. We understood the family's urgent needs and started providing ongoing assistance for three months, helping to ease the financial burden while Ilham focused on his recovery.
Thanks to local Zakat, Ilham and his family were able to get through this difficult time and start building a brighter future for themselves in Australia.
If you or someone you know is in a difficult situation and need assistance, please reach out to us.