Case Studies

Adil Ahmad sheikh, a 12 year old dual orphan, lives with his uncle’s family at Shoul, Anantnag.Having two elder sisters, Adil‘s mother died of cardiac arrest two years back. His father, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh was a street vendor earning a monthly income of Rs 2000.Fayaz also worked as a cobbler to supplement his family needs and manage the education of his children.

Muzzafar Ahmed Malik another flood victim who lost his property as well his source of livelihood to the September Floods.Muzzafar Ah is a father of 3 kids, 2 of them are still in kindergarten and one in a school. His wife is expecting a 4th baby. He ran is livelihood by plying auto rickshaw. With a monthly income of not more than 4000/- he aspired that his children should read and make a name for themselves The floods took away everything he had, even his hope to restart his life.

Inside muddy lanes, at the crossroads of a poor old settlement, just opposite the Tengporaembankment lives a cycle mechanic with his wife, a son and a daughter. Ghulam Mohammad Wani is a man of meager means. He works in a rented shop at Batmaloo area of Srinagar.

Gulzar Ahmad Ganie, the head of the family, used to live with his wife and seven daughters in Rehpora,Kulgam.Gulzar is a sand miner and earns a monthly income of Rs 3000 to fulfill the daily needs of his family. He owned a single storeyedkacha house without any additional assets in the form of land or livestock. In this unmanageable income, it was difficult for him to meet the educational needs of his seven daughters in addition to the family needs.

Hafeeza, a 40 year old widow, used to live in a two storey house with her four sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson at Tengpora bypass close to the bund. The two storey structure had eight rooms, two kitchens and two washrooms. Fifteen years back, the sudden death of her husband deteriorated the living conditions of the family.

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