Zakat Foundation of America

Approximately 43.6 million people live below the poverty line, and a staggering 16.4 million children live in poverty in the United States. Higher than usual unemployment, underemployment and growing wage inequality continue to plague the country. Working poor families technically live above the poverty line, yet struggle to afford adequate food, education or health care.

In addition to neglected urban areas, poverty flourishes in other forgotten pockets of America. The South is the poorest region in the United States. Appalachia and the states of Arkansas and Mississippi have poverty rates higher than the national average. The remote locations of the Native American reservations severely stifle the economic viability of those communities and their access to quality basic services.

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) works in urban areas were access to healthcare, education, and healthy food is limited. Moreover, ZF focuses on family and marriage wellness through seminars and workshops at community centers and mosques.

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