Health
 Sudan
Project #1838

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in Sudan

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.
$200
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

In the poorest areas of Khartoum desperate Sudan refugee families fleeing violence & drought, particularly widows, elderly & orphans, get food covering a family of seven for two weeks of "iftar" meals, when the day's Ramadan fast is broken.

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 Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

More about NEF's Important Ramadan Work

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, N/A Egypt

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $200 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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