Health
 Palestine
Project #1579

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza

by Near East Foundation (NEF)
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Summary

Working in the Arab world since 1915, NEF honors its traditions, including the Holy Month of Ramadan-- particularly a time of giving and feeling for the poor--when we distribute food packages.
$260
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

According to a Sept. 12 UN report, 3 out of 4 Palestinians now live in poverty, NEF food packages ease burdens of unemployment and rising cost of living for most needy living in our West Bank project area & Gaza during what should be a joyous time together.

Solution

In cooperation with local Islamic "Zakat" (alms) committees, the most needy are identified & food packages are distributed, again with local people. Food packages each contain about $50 worth of basic foods like dairy products & protein-rich beans.

Long-Term Impact

Participating in Ramadan & helping the poor at this particular time helps build a stronger sense of community and mutual responsibility as well as strengthens the bond between local people and those like NEF trying to lend a helping hand.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nearest.org
Ramadan Food Packages—One Mother Fainted
Opinion of NEF’s Eid Celebration
Ramadan Food Packages: Small Gestures/​Big Comfort
Poor Palestinians Get the Feast Day They Deserve

Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.neareast.org
Project Leader:
Roger Hardister
Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Cairo, Cairo Egypt

Funded Project!

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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