Slum Dweller Turned Activist

For Pakistan’s estimated 23-32 million slum dwellers, the inspiring story of 28-year-old Mohammad Sabir is a beacon of hope about overcoming one’s circumstances.

As a child from a low caste he salvaged trash to support his family of 11, yet insisted on also attending school. Literacy empowered him to eventually graduate from Pakistan’s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Since 2007, his org Slumabad has been building mobile toilets for the community and enrolling kids in schools. An infographic on Pakistan’s poverty and mortality stats illumes the great need for Sabir’s activism in sanitation and education.
Dawn (Pakistan)

Thanks for the tip, Rubina Patel!

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