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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
More about NEF's Important Ramadan Work