Humans of New York (HONY) followers went way out to solve the financial problems of a struggling man, Mr. Abdul Shakoor son of Mr. Abdullah, from Ishkoman (Ghizer Valley) who is working in village Passu of Gojal Valley in Hunza. After HONY published the story of Shakoor on its Facebook page, which has 14 million followers, HONY follower Amy Brant created a campaign for him on GO FUND ME. Within half an hour, HONY followers contributed $3,085 (Rs. 3,85,000) to buy Shakoor a new tractor.
Here’s the man’s painful story that appeared on HONY’s Facebook page:
“Last month I had an accident that destroyed my tractor, and now my life has been ruined. I’d saved for that tractor for three years. When I finally bought it, I was so happy. Things seemed to finally be moving forward. I was working crops and making money. Now it’s destroyed, but I still owe $5000. I only make $120 a month, and most of that goes toward renting this new tractor. I’m still very injured from the accident. I should be in bed but I could take any more days off. I didn’t used to look like this. I used to care about my appearance and wear proper clothes. I used to eat proper meals. But I can’t afford any of that now. I have nothing left to sacrifice.”
The campaign $$$ are increasing at a great speed. The goal is to raise $15,000 to buy the struggling man a new tractor. The campaign can be seen at this link: http://www.gofundme.com/2th9y2tfrw
Thanks to the power of Internet. Thanks to HONY followers! Thanks to Amy Brant.
UPDATE: The campaign was taken down on request of HONY because they believe that it runs against their policy.
“I am sad to say that HONY contacted me and asked me to take the account down and refund the donations, which I have done,” said Amy in a message to Mountain TV.