In schools across Kenya, hunger is a persistent problem. Poverty restricts families from eating proper meals and children are more often than not, the silent victims.
Posted on Wed, 2014-06-11 20:36
“Thank you for standing up for so many deserving men, women and children last Ramadhan by supporting The World Federation’s Ramadhan Relief Fund 1434. Living in poverty and barely getting enough to eat is not easy. By working together with our donors, volunteers and beneficiary families, we made sure that we reached out to as many people as we could to wipe out the pain of poverty during this blessed month. The Ramadhan Relief Annual Report 1434 shows how your support came together to ease the hardships of over 180,000 people last Ramadhan.”
The World Federation
OUR COLLECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
Last Ramadhan, with your support, we:
Distributed £376,750 GBP/$610,000 USD in aid
Gifted over 14,200 food baskets
Sponsored over 2,900 iftaars
Presented over 2,000 Eid gifts to children
And much more
FAMILIES WHO BENEFITEED FROM RAMADHAN RELIEF 1434
Thanks to our donors who contributed to the Ramadhan Relief Fund last year, we were able to help so many men, women and children including:
Akber (Bangladesh) – who was born deaf and mute. His mother would work odd jobs to provide for her son because he could not find any work due to his disability. Last year, Akber’s mother passed away. Ramadhan Relief helped to pay for some of his living expenses.
Ibrahim (Gaza Strip) - is a Palestine refugee living in Gaza. He has been a fisherman for all his adult life.
The Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave in recent years has made it extremely difficult for him to support his family of 12. Ten years ago, there was a 12-mile limit on fishing; now it has been reduced to 6 miles. He said: “I am happy at sea and happy to be fishing. This is what I am good at - if only there was something to catch. It is very depressing when I go home empty handed.” The World Federation was able to provide food assistance to Ibrahim and his family last Ramadhan.
Zeba (Pakistan) - Zeba is a widow who has 3 daughters and one son. She is disabled. Her eldest daughter is 15 and looks after the household. Her 14 year old son works on a farm to help provide for the family. Last year, they received a food basket to help make the month of Ramadhan a little easier.
Thanks to everyone’s collective and generous support, we were able to distribute 376,750 GBP / 610,000 USD in various forms of aid including food baskets, iftaars, monetary assistance and debt relief. Please help us again this year with a donation to the Ramadhan Relief Fund 1435. Your support is making a difference!
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If one of our Shia goes for Imam Husayn (as)’s Ziyarat, then he will not return but all his sins will be forgiven. For every step that he or his mount takes, 1,000 virtues are written for him, 1,000 sins are forgiven and his status is elevated by a 1,000 degrees.' (Bihar al-Anwar, volume 101; Kamil al-Ziyaraat)
If you have been blessed with the opportunity to go to Iraq this Arba’een and are doing the walk from Najaf to Karbala, why not help fundraise for the poor and needy at the same time?
The month of Ramadhan is a time for prayer, fasting and self-reformation. Yet, it is often also a time when we indulge (or over-indulge in many cases!) in unhealthy, fried and fatty foods!