In 2006, Mina suffered from high blood pressure, headaches, fever and sometimes passed blood in her urine. Her agony prompted her family to rush her to a local doctor, where she was diagnosed with kidney failure. With limited treatment options in Multan, relatives advised her to go to The Kidney Centre in Karachi. Mina now needs dialysis at least thrice a week for the rest of her life.

In 2010, Mina’s father passed away, leaving her bereft of all financial support. Now Mina is dependent on welfare to survive, and her family struggles to make ends meet.