Project #1574

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in Sudan

by Near East Foundation (NEF)


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.
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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.


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).


Ramadan Food Packages—One Mother Fainted
Opinion of NEF’s Eid Celebration
Ramadan Food Packages: Small Gestures/​Big Comfort

Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

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

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $300 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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