World Humanitarian Week 2014
Celebrating humanitarian heroes
Razia Kakar, a Field Coordinator with the Afghan Refugee Education Project (AREP)
Struggling on many different fronts at the same time can be challenging, but passion leads to success in every sphere of life. For 34-year-old Razia Kakar, who is suffering from severe health problems, helping humanity is a noble cause.
Born in a small village in Kuchlak near Quetta, Razia was the first woman in her family to acquire higher education. She works as a Field Coordinator with the Afghan Refugee Education Project (AREP) for the betterment of Afghan refugees in the Mohammad Khail, Refugee Village in Balochistan.
Razia has to have dialysis three times a week as her kidneys have completely failed, but her hopes are still high.
Despite the severity of her ailment, she regularly works visiting refugee villages with her colleagues.
She remembers the day when she was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. “It was a huge setback, but I am determined to try to live a normal life and to do justice to my work helping refugees,” she said.
By Javaria Tareen in Quetta