Argentina is currently grappling with a severe humanitarian crisis marked by rising poverty levels, economic instability, and social inequalities. Access to food, healthcare, and education has become increasingly challenging, exacerbating the suffering of vulnerable populations and highlighting the urgent need for effective interventions. Our office in Cordoba will allow us to expand and streamline growing relief work throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Cordoba, Argentina—Zakat Foundation this week set in motion the opening of its first office in Latin America to expand and streamline its growing relief work throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Zakat Foundation of America has been working in Latin America for about a decade. The last year has seen new programs and countries added to the list.
Zakat Foundation of America’s Latin America Programs Coordinator recalls some of her earliest experiences on the job.
By integrating food security and women's empowerment, we provide monthly trainings encompassing leadership, hygiene, and other essential skills fostering improved nutrition and relationships.
Silvana, a compassionate force, has been nourishing and supporting over 80 children since 2016. Opening their home twice or thrice weekly, Silvana and her family create a safe haven, where these children can eat, play, and bask in the embrace of love. Through selflessness and unwavering commitment, Silvana provides solace and security, nurturing a vital space for these young souls.
Since the 2001 crisis, Maria, a compassionate soul, opens her house thrice weekly to over 50 children. Fondly known as "abuela," she offers meals and solace, creating a secure haven. Her dedication as a beloved matriarch provides a loving and caring home away from home, nurturing hope and warmth.
Lifting people out of poverty & ensuring their self-reliance.
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In 2022, 91¢ from each dollar donated went directly toward programs serving those in need. 4¢ went to administrative costs & 5¢ went to fundraising costs.