This year, Thaakat Foundation launched a campaign called ‘Break the Silence‘- the goal being to bring awareness to the increasing instance of violence against women worldwide. As a pledge to this, we had vowed to find people and causes that we could empower- specifically women.
Recently we had the opportunity to cross paths with Nabiha Shaikh. Here is Nabiha’s story
“My name is Nabiha Shaikh, I have a four year old son named Aydin. Since he was born Aydin and I have been attending school at Baylor University. He’s a brilliant child, full of energy and spunk. He can talk about any and every subject as if he was a college grad himself. Four years ago when I had Aydin as a senior in High School, I would have never imagined achieving everything that I have thus far. With Aydin by my side I was able to receive an Air Force ROTC scholarship, become Vice President of my sorority, President of my school’s Model Arab League and work two jobs to build up my resume. I can’t say it was an easy journey. We left an abusive relationship behind and still have connections to it. Now, four years later, Aydin’s father wishes to gain full custody of him and I am left fighting a custody battle in my last semester of college. Having already racked up thousands of dollars of debt from lawyers fees I am in desperate need of financial assistance. The only hope I have of keeping my son with me is to get a lawyer that can represent me in court.”
We met Nabiha when we came across her fundraising page ” I’m Bananas for Aydin” on Facebook. For the last few months, Nabiha has been attempting to sell handmade loaves of banana bread to raise money to cover her monthly expenses as well as court fees.
These are Nabiha’s monthly expenses. If you would be willing to donate to cover any it would be SO APPRECIATED. If not, any amount is appreciated, there is no such thing as a small donation. [PLEASE DONATE HERE]
Car Payment: $270.00
Car Insurrance: $150.00
MORE IMPORTANTLY, if you know of a lawyer in the WACO, TX area that can help her, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Nabiha plans to graduate in May and we need all the help we can get. If you would be willing to launch a crowdrise page to support her, well..that would be just awesome. Currently, we have reached just 7% of our donation goal and NEED all of the help we can get. Nabiha is graduating THIS month.