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Emergency Relief

Natural & manmade disasters are on the increase, leaving in their wake large-scale destruction, death and upheaval. Millions of people have been displaced as a result of these events and are forced to become refugees within their own countries. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has professionally trained emergency relief personnel who are readily able to respond to humanitarian disasters. We have dispatched...


Disaster Preparedness

In the event of natural disasters and conflicts, a rapid response is essential to assist victims and provide aid. The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s relief team is equipped to deal with such situations immediately should they arise. We have emergency plans in place and we stockpile essential items such as non-perishable food items and blankets for distribution. We are also a member of the government’s Emergency...


Islamic Programmes

The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Islamic projects are dedicated to the upliftment of underprivileged and needy Muslims. Donations in the form of fidya, lillah, sadaqa and waqf are conscientiously used to fund and establish projects related to education, orphans’ care, water wells, the building of masaajids, etc. This is done in strict accordance with the rules of Shari’ah.


Orphans & Child Welfare

All children are entitled to basic rights relating to health, education, nutrition and protection. Yet each year, millions are subjected to abuse and even more are orphaned due to war, famine, HIV/Aids, poverty and natural disasters. Recognising the importance of children’s well being, the Al-Imdaad Foundation has launched various programmes to improve the quality of life of orphans. We build...


Water & Sanitation

The United Nations estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to the basic amount (20 – 50 litres) of safe freshwater for their daily needs such as drinking, bathing and cooking. Today, there are more than 2.5 billion people who are living without basic sanitation. Diseases such as diarrhoea are rife and lack of access to sanitation and clean water result in millions...


Housing & Shelter

Millions of people around the world are homeless due to poverty, war, natural disasters and lack of government services. The problem is extensive in developing countries where entire communities have been displaced and forced to become refugees within their own borders. Shanty towns, mud huts and unsafe self-built homes are a common sight in Africa. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s housing and shelter projects...


Health & Medical

Access to proper healthcare is a priority in the developing world. It is essential for a thriving population, a robust economy, and offers children a fighting chance at success instead of a life of poverty and despair. The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s health and medical programs include establishing medical centres, training medical staff, co-ordinating health workshops and HIV/Aids training. We are...


Food Aid & Nutrition

Access to food is a basic human requirement for survival. The eradication of hunger is a millennium development goal that countries across the world are still struggling to achieve. Malnutrition and other diseases are prominent in the developing world, especially among children. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has launched projects to assist with fighting hunger and malnutrition in the poorest areas across...


Education & Skills Development

Millions of children in the developing world are denied the benefits and opportunities that a good education offers. As a result, inequality, poverty and illiteracy continue to burden developing countries. The Al-Imdaad Foundation works within communities in South Africa to make education more widely available and affordable. Our projects include the building of crèches and schools, stationery...


Widows Care

Widowhood is a daunting experience with wider socio economic ramifications. Women often bear the brunt of economic hardship and social isolation without a male breadwinner in the family. They are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, and their legal rights are often violated. The Al-Imdaad Foundation's widows' care projects include financial assistance, workshops, and empowerment projects run for...


Social Welfare

The Al-Imdaad Foundation runs various social welfare projects to assist and uplift poor, needy and underprivileged individuals and families. While we strongly believe in empowering communities to become self-reliant, we recognise that economic hardship is all too common for many South Africans. Our social welfare projects include monthly food vouchers, financial assistance for refugees, assisting...


Winter Warmth

The bitterly cold winter season in South Africa is especially daunting for the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to keep warm during these months. The Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual Winter Warmth campaigns aim to assist these communities by providing quality blankets, gloves and hats with which to brave the cold. Winter Warmth distribution drives are held in all nine provinces and benefit...


Sukuma Sakhe

OPERATION SUKUMA SAKHE (OSS), a project of Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Premier of KZN, is aimed at unlocking development by addressing issues of access to resources that are required for the satisfaction of these basic needs.


Counselling

Al-Imdaad Foundation Counselling The Al- Imdaad Foundation has recently established a community careline focused on empowering the Ummah through community based programmes and person centered counseling. This centre has a strong sense of purpose directed at addressing numerous problems stemming from the many ills of society. Due largely to a breakdown of family life and the influence of negative...


Al-Imdaad Foundation Volunteer Group

Al-Imdaad Foundation Volunteer Groups raise funds and help to implement key projects at home and around the world


Other

The other category contains information about several additional appeals including our greatest need category, admin costs and our Rand-a-Day debit order scheme. These are not single projects but are essential to the functioning of the organization as a whole, and its ability to respond to any crisis without delay.