By Mohammad Shakil Dauhoo
Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) this week began rolling out it’s 2017 Ramadan campaign in Zimbabwe.
The first consignment of food items were received, leaving staff and volunteers to begin the packing process ahead of distribution which was scheduled to take place in Harare on Thursday.
The Zimbabwe team has been active since April, identifying beneficiaries in the most vulnerable locales across the city.
Long hours have been dedicated to ensuring that we capture the necessary information from the most vulnerable Muslim families in our targeted areas.
The Islamic Relief beneficiary selection method is transparent and ensured that no underprivileged family suffers from hunger during this holy month of Ramadan.
Following a thorough analysis, 1,700 households were identified to receive a Ramadan food hamper. To date, Islamic Relief has only secured 1,095 households.
I urge donors to sponsor a food hamper for a family in need. At present, 605 households only have water for both suhoor and iftar. Your support will ensure that all our targeted beneficiaries will be able to observe the month of Ramadan with dignity.
A food pack in Zimbabwe, Lesotho or South Africa costs R500. To donate, click here: http://www.islamic-relief.org.za/donate
Mohammad Shakil Dauhoo is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Islamic Relief South Africa. Email: Mohammad.Shakil@islamic-relief.org.za