For Afghan Women: Sowat is Middle Ground

Noor Bibi has perfect vision, but she calls herself blind. “Without literacy, I am the same as a blind person,” she explains. “I couldn’t read even a hospital’s board or a drugstore’s board. For this reason, I decided to become literate.” Noor, right, is 35 years old and married with ten children–six boys and four girls,…

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Surviving the Flood: One Woman's Story

The water was nearly 25 feet high. “It smashed everything; nothing was left,” said Khadija Agha, an Afghan refugee living in Pakistan whose home was destroyed in the floods. The only possessions she and her family were able to salvage were a few dresses and some pots. They are a family of 13. She and her husband,…

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Barakat Relief Reaches Pakistan Victims

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Barakat’s supporters, Barakat has reached our goal of $10,000 for the first wave of support for 400 people who have fled to Attock, Pakistan, after their homes were destroyed in the country’s recent monsoon flooding.

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Mayor Maher

  Mayor David P. Maher was elected and sworn in as Mayor of Cambridge on February 22, 2010. Mayor Maher is a lifelong resident of Cambridge and has been serving in elected office since 1991 when he was elected to the Cambridge School Committee. After eight years of service on the School Committee, David Maher was elected to the…

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Through the Eyes of a Donor

Education has always played a large role in Andrew Brescia’s life. “My parents stressed that we children needed a good education to stand on our own two feet,” he explained.

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Sadiq Agha: On Educating His Daughters

In a recent photo of Sadiq Agha and his daughter, Fatima, the two are sitting together comfortably in their home in Pakistan. Look a little closer, and you will notice something rather interesting: Sadiq Agha has a pen in his pocket.

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Liz Walker

Liz Walker is an ordained minister, an award winning television news journalist, a documentary film producer and a human rights activist/humanitarian currently working in the Sudan, scene of the 21st century’s first genocide. A 2005 graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Reverend Walker first traveled to Sudan in the summer of 2001 as part of a…

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Donate Now to Flood Victims in Pakistan!

Thousands of people are being displaced in Pakistan from what experts are calling the worst monsoon floods in more than 80 years. Of those, nearly 600 people have fled to the town of Attock in Punjab, the home-base of Barakat Pakistan’s schools and programs since 1994. Donate Now.

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