Willing and Abel
Willing and Abel seeks to help children of developing nations access specialist surgery. We love this quote and think it sums up why we do what we do! ‘Every child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.’ -Pablo Casals
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BritBangla's fundraiser:Hashmot in Bangladesh

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Hashmot from Bangladesh  - August 2012

BritBangla is working with Willing and Abel and determined to offer Hasmont a huge upgrade in his current life but we need your help.

As a young boy Hashmot earned a living as a fisherman working the network of rivers that cover the Sunderban region of southern Bangladesh. But one evening, as he lay asleep on the deck of his boat a Bengal tiger crept out of the mangroves and attacked him. He woke up four days later in hospital to find that doctors had performed enough primitive surgery to keep him alive but the experience had left him horrifically disfigured.

Hashmot is now 33, and for the past 19 years he spent his life living in the shadows, covering half his face with a crude bandanna and hiding his disfigurement from the world. Too scared to go back to work in the mangroves, he lost his job as a fisherman and has been forced to take menial work at a local market where he stays out of view of prying eyes. 

A disfigured face photo of Hashmot is available but it is graphic and not for the squeamish. 

Today, Hashmot lives in Nowbeki, Sathira. He is married and has two young children of his own. He wants to be able to play with his kids without them being scared of him, and having to hide his face from them as well. 

Recent donors

06.12.12 My Prayers are with you. Hope the operation goes well.

18.09.12 hope the fundraising goes well for this good cause.


20.08.12 great cause!


18.08.12 I hope you get to have the operation and it makes a difference in your life, InshaAllah

17.08.12 Hope the operation goes well

17.08.12 All the best for a successful surgery

17.08.12 May Allah help him to recover soon


16.08.12 Hope you raise what's needed Insha'Allah!

16.08.12 Good luck

14.08.12 Hope the operation goes well

12.08.12 hope the money is raised for you to have the surgery this year.


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Moynul Islam
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