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Pakistani Farmer Shelters Dozens Of Suffering Families

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Jawaid Amin Khwaja's farm in Pakistan is underwater. "You would just see the top of the sugar cane crop," he told NPR.

That's the least of his concerns right now. The dozens of families who work on his 700 acres have lost their homes and sources of income. Khwaja and his family responded: they "adopted" 1,000 families to shelter on their land.

Khwaja tells NPR that his grandfather set up a charitable foundation decades ago that runs schools and health centers in the local village. He emphasized that citizens of Pakistan are stepping up to help each other in this time of crisis.

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