The “Father Theresa” of Pakistan or Abdul Sattar Edhi was known for selling cloth so that he could feel the poor in Pakistan and now, unfortunately, he has passed away. He started his venture with a mere $50 and now, it is the largest trust in Pakistan.
During his time as a philanthropist, Abdul rescued more than 20,000 infants, gave shelter to the homeless, fed and educated more than 50,000 orphaned children, trained over 40,000 nurses without charge, held 330 welfare trusts in Pakistan, and ran the world’s largest ambulance service with over 1,500 vehicles 24/7. Of course, this barely even grazes the entire list, as he also helped abandoned women, children, and handicapped people who had no hope of survival without his help.
His philanthropy didn’t stop in Pakistan either, as he went on various missions through Africa, Asia, Europe, and America during Katrina. While his works were worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, he never won or requested to have one.
Upon death, he requested that all of his organs be donated to those who need them. His last words were, “Take care of the poor people from my country.” Before his death, his only belongings were a chair, a charpie and a desk that were given to him from a friend many years ago. He died with zero net worth. Everything that he ever had he gave to those in need.
He also had some very insightful quotes:
While everyone is constantly distracted with the negativity and sadness in this world, we completely miss out on knowing about the works of such an honorable man. Furthermore, how many people can receive the inspiration to be human and love our fellow man just from reading an understanding how wonderful Abdul was. If this story made you feel even a smidge better than you did before (if it didn’t you may not have a soul) then share with everyone that you know. Let’s focus our minds on positivity and goodness, and strive to be half as amazing as Abdul Sattar Edhi.