Recurrent humanitarian crises, including influxes of refugees, disease outbreaks, and natural calamities, plague Uganda. Over 500,000 Karamoja inhabitants experienced food insecurity in 2022 due to drought, and 92,000 malnourished children required medical attention. Circumstances grew worse when an Ebola outbreak was declared in September 2022. Humanitarian assistance will be needed by an estimated 13.8 million vulnerable people, including women and children. Since 2010, Zakat Foundation has been providing essential relief through seasonal food projects, water well digging and water treatment tablets, and livelihood support with maize seeds distribution for farmers.
Ousman Ndrangu residing in Lukalu, a village plagued by water scarcity, recalls the struggles they faced, traveling in search of water. The village lacked water wells, and they prayed for a solution. A visit to a neighboring village with a Zakat Foundation of America gave them hope. Ousman contacted Amar, responsible for the well, who guaranteed help. We delivered on our promise, providing clean water to their village, bringing immense gratitude to the donors and Zakat Foundation of America for this timely response.
In Safiya Mutegi’s village, the residents faced severe challenges related to clean water. Safiya endured hardships fetching water from swamps because there were no water wells nearby. She was even forced to share water sources with animals, leading to widespread diseases. However, the arrival of the water well brought immense happiness and relief to the community. Safiya expressed her deep gratitude to our donors for constructing the well and providing clean water, believing that "The best charity is giving water to drink." She extended her heartfelt blessings and thanks to the organization for this life-changing initiative.
Mosque Constructions Brings The Community Together / بناء المساجد يعزز أواصر المجتمع
Ramadan Food Baskets A Welcomed Relief / الفرحة أثناء توزيع السلال الغذائية الرمضانية
The Blessings of Water / نِعَم توفير الماء
Udhiya Distribution Bring Smiles / البسمة ظاهرة على إحدى المستفيدات من لحوم الأضاحي الطازجة
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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.