Rifat and Tasneem Zaidi, Damariscotta, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner

Rifat and Tasneem Zaidi, Damariscotta, 2009

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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.

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  • 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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