Living in a country like Pakistan, people are locked in a battle to serve the most guests at a wedding. The more guests you serve, the more respect you gain because a big fat wedding has become a tradition. However, amongst the war came out a young couple who went against the odds.
However, their praiseworthy efforts went unnoticed the whole time. A Pakistani couple decided to break the stereotype last year and did what nobody expected of them. They canceled their dream wedding just to donate all the money to those who are needy.
Shehzaan and Zainab Chunara, a young and bright couple who did the unthinkable. “We began tallying up expenses and started to think it wasn’t worth putting that much money toward something that would only last a few days,” Shehzaan told Today.com. “Something didn’t quite feel right. We wanted to use the money for something that will have a lasting impact.”
The couple donated all the money they had saved up and donated to a well-reputed NGO, the Aghakhan Foundation as they were fond of the charity organization and believed they would do the best with their money. Breaking stereotypes, the couple went out spending every penny of their wedding expense for the sake of charity.
“I’ve seen poverty up close and it’s extremely heart-wrenching,” Shehzaan said. “We felt like it was the right thing to do to give someone an opportunity to have clean water, an education and a roof over their head.”