Many of us have lost someone we have loved dearly…
We wish we could hear their voice and their laughter…
See their smiles…
Relive our precious moments with them…
Send them one more text message or make one more phone call …
Hug them one last time…
Tell them how much we miss them…
But we can’t.
so we wait for all of us to meet in Heaven some day, inshaAllah…
Until we meet them again, there are only a few things we can do for them.
1. pray for them,
2. do charity on their behalf to pay a tribute to them and send rewards their way
These are the only two things that give us solace…
A lot of us at Ek Plate Biryani have lost our people…
We know how it feels…
And that is exactly why this project was started…
…to honor our loved ones…
And to show our love to them in a way that would matter to them…
The Best Way To Honor Them
The best way to express our love to our late loved ones is by doing charity on their behalf…
The rewards of which will be cherished by them more than anything else…
The Messenger (S.A.W) said: “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge and a righteous son who will pray for him.”
Sa’d Ibn Ubadah (R.A) once asked the Prophet (S.A.W), “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”
[Ibn Majah; Sunan al-Nasai]
These two hadiths tell us the best ongoing charity.
And, what’s better than donating sadqa-e-jariya on their behalf with the best form of charity?
We might not be able to talk to them… but we can send them the gift they need and will love.
You can donate hand pumps in the water-deprived areas of Thar in our loved ones’ names to honor their memory and send them rewards that will continue for years!
Ek Plate Biryani is a registered NGO based in Canada
We started out in 2019 to provide a platform to people from all around the world to help those in distress.
Initially, we began with feeding the vulnerable in Pakistan, but, over the time, we have expanded our domain of work in terms of services as well as area.
We are now operating in 5 countries: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Uganda.
We provide proofs to our donors on our social media as well as privately, if requested.
Our teams are dedicatedly working to provide food, access to clean water, treatment solutions, education support, and aid in emergencies.
We envision a world without hunger… a planet where no one has to be uncertain about their primary needs.
Donate $25 to help the people of Thar get sufficient clean water and save lives.
Your $50 can help Tharis get clean water which is their basic right.
Help with $100 to bring fresh clean water in the desert area to save hundreds of lives.
Your $250 can change the lives of hundreds of people by giving them access to clean water every day.
Share a hand pump
With $600, you can help hundreds of drought-stricken people live healthy, normal lives!
Hand pump with your or your loved one’s name
Your $1200 will change the destiny of the people of Thar. This will be a charity that will continue to benefit these people for years.
Why Hand Pumps In Thar
Thar is a desert with a population of about 1.6 million people. They are facing severe water scarcity, which consequently leads to food shortages.
A population of 1.6 million people is living without access to clean, fresh, drinkable water in the extremely hot desert…
Every year, they see hundreds of their children, elderly, and animals die of thirst, malnourishment, and water-borne diseases…
But they are unable to help their dying loved ones…
What can they help these poor, sick people with?
Dirty, diseased water?
They need a helping hand to take them out of these traps of…
Laxmi – a middle-aged woman, in a colorful outfit with white plastic bangles reaching upto her elbows – can amazingly balance a heavy water claypot on her head and walk 3 hours every day to bring water for her family and livestock.
It isn’t only the fetching that is exhausting, pulling out water from the water well requires every ounce of her strength…
And she tried to bring 10 – 12 liters of water, like her fellow women.
Laxmi knows that consuming water stored in such containers can cause diseases…
And who would know this better than Laxmi?!
Laxmi had 11 children.
But, only 6 are alive.
She lost 5 children to malnourishment and water-borne diseases.
She has no other option…
If it is to choose between death due to thirst or death due to disease, she has to make a hard choice…
…with less immediate dangers…
And, she chose to spend her time, her strength, and her life to increase the chances of survival for her family…
We, however, can help Laxmi save her family, give her relief, and give them all a chance at better lives.
“Hello there, Alhamdulillah I'm doing great. My father passed away 7 months ago from covid and I wanted to donate something on behalf of him, and I remembered this one beautiful hadith prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated. Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died.
Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.” I actually stumbled upon your instagram page going through my news feed so subhanallah it was by the qadr of Allah that I was granted the gift and ability to donate to your cause. I'm happy I did, and I hope it benefits all those who use it for many years to come.”
“My experience with Ek Plate Biryani is just wonderful. They truly are a trustworthy charity company and are really helping people in need. If you believe in helping the poor in any way, I honestly recommend using Ek Plate Biryani. Thank you for helping us help the ones in need.”
“Thank you Ek Plate Biryani for fulfilling my family wish to build a hand pump at Tharparkar. Ek Plate Biryani is a very reliable organization and I wish them well and success in completing their righteous missions in helping people in need. May Allah bless this organization.”
“I myself came across the Ek Plate Biryani project on Facebook and saw the opportunity to donate to a cause to provide clean water as I really believe it’s the basic need that many unfortunately don’t have clean access to. I am glad Allah gave me the opportunity and ability to donate and also the strength and capabilities of your team to make this come true.
May Allah bless your team and increase in barakah on this and all the pumps and amenities you have built in the past and will build in the future. May Allah accept our deed and effort. Ameen.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be sure that the donation is going to the right place?
Once the hand pump is done, we send out pictures, videos, and location details to the donors who donate for a full hand pump. The rest are posted on our social media.
Can I visit the area?
Do you have any strategy to ensure that the hand pump will last long?
We provide tools and training to the locals for maintenance and repair of the hand pumps. Also, our team visits regularly to ensure the functionality.
I am unable to donate for a full hand pump. Can I donate a small amount?
You can donate the amount convenient to you. The small amounts are all gathered for communal hand pump installations from the EPB donors.
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Ek Plate Biryani is registered as a federal nonprofit corporation, corporation number 1138468-6.