Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza

 
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Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza
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Sami Sits Guard--Happily

Sami Sits Guard--Happily
For several years the Near East Foundation and its partners have joined together to honor Ramadan's traditions, extending help to the poor and needy in the communities they serve, both in the West Bank/Gaza and Sudan. Beneficiaries are orphans like Palestinian Sami, widows, the elderly and the disabled, as well as low income families. (view small | med | large | orig)

Redeeming a Coupon

Redeeming a Coupon
NEF staff take care of distributions in cooperation with local mosques and councils in each West Bank village, where coupons are given to those in most acute need. Similarly in Sudan, distribution is made in cooperation with "Zakat" (charity) and other local committees, who best know their communities. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bringing Communities Closer Together

Bringing Communities Closer Together
For elderly Um Samir, Ramadan would have been a particularly sad time without NEF's help, isolated from surrounding festivities. Her husband is now in his 70s and the family lacks a regular income...even in the best of times. Um Khaled, unemployed and divorced, was profuse with her thanks, adding, "It's particularly important to share with one another during this period...makes us all feel so much closer together." (view small | med | large | orig)

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza
In the West Bank, each Ramadan food package contains about $50 worth of basic foods like milk, cheese, canned beans, lentils, tomato paste, pasta, tehina sauce, halawa, jam, and sugar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach

Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach
Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach, NEF’s Ramadan food distribution reaches out to small Palestinian villages where suffering too often can be compounded by neglect. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $260 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Roger Hardister

Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Cairo, Cairo Egypt

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