Fahad was accused by Muslim neighbors of “stoning” a billboard that had Quranic verses on it and was sentenced to 7 years in prison. After serving a four year sentence, Fahad continues to live in hiding because if he is discovered by extremists, he will likely killed. Because he is forced to live in hiding, he is unable to return to his welding business and support his family off of the money he earns as a day laborer.
In January 2014, ICC assisted Fahad and his family by starting them a small business selling firewood and other heating fuel. The business has been a great success so in September 2014, ICC provided firewood to be use as inventory by Fahad and his family for the next couple of months. Fahad’s daughter said, “We are very poor and do not enjoy life. We have no proper cloths and dignified life. However with this support, now my father will be able to provide us whatever we missed during the previous years. We all brother and sisters are very happy and thankful to ICC.” Photo: Fahad and family thanking ICC for their continued support.