This Family’s Motorcycle Ambulance Service Helps Rural Villagers Get Medical Care
Karimul Haque tragically lost his mother when she was unable to get to a hospital in time. And sadly, living in a remote area of India makes this story an all too common one. But Karimul and his family decided to turn their grief into a mission by starting a free ambulance service. For the past 19 years, they have served the community by safely shepherding more than 5,000 people to the hospital using a motorcycle outfitted with a special sidecar. The 31-mile journey crosses through a jungle and includes many unpaved roads, but Karimul is determined to help all who need it. “I made up my mind not to let any other mother in our village die without treatment,” he says.