In Rwanda, there are critical humanitarian needs in key areas like healthcare, nutrition, water, sanitation, education, and shelter, especially for vulnerable communities. It is essential to tackle social and economic inequalities, aid refugees, and encourage sustainable development for a more promising future. Zakat Foundation of America supporters have been instrumental in addressing these challenges by constructing or renovating mosques that serve as community hubs. These mosques provide not only places of worship but also serve as centers with schools and libraries. They promote unity, cooperation, and literacy, with a special focus on empowering girls.
Meet Naila, a 14-year-old student at G S Murambi in S2, Rwanda, with the ambition of becoming an IT engineer. She diligently attends school, helps with chores, completes homework, and pursues her passion for ICT. Naila's widowed mother, Asia Ndaruhuse, faces financial struggles to support their family, but community support and Zakat Foundation's assistance provide relief. Despite challenges, Naila remains dedicated to her education and aspires to fulfill her dream.
Grateful for the unexpected gift, this beneficiary expressed gratitude for the kind gesture. The joy of receiving the animal extends beyond mere ownership, as she anticipates benefiting from the manure for fertilization purposes. Her children, who had watched others raise animals, now have their own to care for. With excitement, they will no longer discard garden grass but feed it to their animals, cherishing the opportunity to have the animals at home. Milk and animal offspring will lead to self sufficiency.
Rice and provisions help provide food security in Rwanda
Goats are an incredibly important part of sustainability in Rwanda
Community brings people together
An example of a Sadaqah Jariya construction project
A joyful smile at a food distribution
A joyful Ramadan meal celebrating together
A beneficiary receives a pair of goats
Help care for children who can’t care for themselves.
Lifting people out of poverty & ensuring their self-reliance.
A Sadaqah Jariyah that provides clean water to communities.
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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.