Many children living in the rural areas of Kenya only have a single meal a day. The excessive poverty level, the rising rate of inflation, and the lack of adequate rainfall all make it very difficult for parents to provide a balanced meal 3 times a day for their children.
Updated on 12 March 2018
July in Pakistan is typically very hot and wet due to the monsoon season. This Ramadhan, hundreds of volunteers across this densely populated nation are hard at work delivering Ramadhan Relief to so many families in need.
Whilst much more aid is in the process of being delivered, initial reports just received show that in a span of 5 remote districts in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces, 232 food baskets were delivered to families consisting mainly of widows, orphans, the disabled and those with low income.
As well, victim families affected by terrorist activities where many became disabled or whose breadwinners were killed in bomb blasts or targeted killings were assisted.
During one of the food distributions, our agent wrote to us and said: “ In Bhakkar, Punjab, families were feeling alone and helpless. However, when we shared in their grief by providing them with Ramadhan Relief food parcels, most of them burst into tears. They have been facing such painful difficulties for over one year now.”
In another distribution site in Quetta, Baluchistan, our agent said: “We have just delivered food parcels to victim families affected by bomb blasts and targeted shootings. These families are highly thankful to the Almighty for sending them aid through The World Federation and its donors. They are praying for everyone’s prosperity and success.”
Reporting from Sohbatpur, Baluchistan, our agent there told us: “ Relief was mostly distributed to those families living in shelters made from mud since the 2010 floods. These homes are cracking and are at risk of collapsing.”
Food and other aid distribution are underway across parts of Africa, Inda, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Gaza, Middle East and Europe. The cost of one food basket is £30 GBP / $45 USD-CAD which will feed an average family of four for one month. Please donate generously to the Ramadhan Relief Fund 1435. As we enter the month of Ramadhan, your contribution will help support hundreds of thousands of families in their time of need.
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As 2014 comes to an end and we take stock of our affairs, it is a time to be grateful for all that Allah (SWT) has blessed us with and also a time to consider those who have been less fortunate than us.
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?