The Edhi Foundation is Pakistan’s largest charity foundation known worldwide for its humanitarian work. It serves human beings from all races, religions and nationalities without distinction.
Abdul Sattar Edhi, a well-known Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, humanitarian, and social activist, the founder the foundation is known as the “Father of the Poor” and “The Angel of Mercy”, and has been constantly nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Abdul Sattar Edhi is highly revered and respected in his country, as he dedicated his life to serving the poorest people. He established a giant charity foundation that sponsored the building of maternity hospitals, morgues, orphanages, shelters and a nursing home. Until his death on July 8, 2016, he dedicated his life and that of all his family members to the service of people.
Edhi was born on 1 January 1928 in Bantva, a small village in the state of Gujarat at British India. When the British were pulling out of India and the country split up, in 1947, his family ended up in Karachi when he was 15 years old.