Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner
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Spouses Rifat and Tasneem Zaidi immigrated from Pakistan to Maine. As of 2017, Rifat Zaidi works as an orthopedic surgeon at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, and Tasneem Zaidi owns a small online business.
When a catastrophic earthquake struck Pakistan in October 2005, Rifat Zaidi knew he could help. In just two weeks, he raised $30,000, rounded up donated medical equipment, and gathered a team from his hospital in Maine to accompany him to Pakistan. From Damarascotta, he generated more support, conducted more medical missions to Pakistan, and helped found a burn center there.
Such daunting projects are doable in the universe of Rifat and his spouse Tasneem, a physician herself who partners with him in the medical relief efforts.
About This Item
- Title: Rifat and Tasneem Zaidi, Damariscotta, 2009
- Creator: Van Voorst Van Beest, Jan Pieter
- Creation Date: 2009
- Subject Date: 2017
- Town: Damariscotta
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Digital photograph
- Object Type: Image
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- Emigration & immigration--United States
- Emigration and immigration--Pakistan
- Immigrants--United States--Maine--Damariscotta
- Language education--Maine--Damariscotta
- University of Southern Maine
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