Marondera, Zimbabwe

Gift of the Givers distributes aid in Marondera to the followng communities: Forest Lodge, Al Noor, Al Madiaa, Cross, Winimbi, Munamba, Chizanga, Rhodes, Macheke, Welfare, Headlands and Chiendambuya.

212 families from these communities travelled between 5 and 10km to the central point of Marondera to receive:

  • 424kg Rice
  • 424 kg Sugar
  • 424 litres cooking oil
  • 21,2 kg kapenta dried fish
  • 2120kg mealie meal
  • 212 boxes matches
  • (212 boxes biscuits
  • 636 kg macaroni
  • 212kg salt
  • 212kg powder milk
  • 424kg flour
  • 424litres casamia soda drinks
  • 212kg green bar washing soap
  • 106kg sugar beans
  • T-Shirts
  • track suits
  • socks
  • blankets

 Total Project Value R203 865.00

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Mashonaland, Zimbabwe

Mashonaland, Zimbabwe

 

DateRecipientsItems & Quantity

Project value

26/06/2015

50 Families

Kazunga Masjid, Guruve

  • 100kg Rice
  • 500kg mealie meal
  • 100litres cooking oil
  • 100kg sugar
  • 50kg salt
  • 100kg flour
  • 100kg green washing soap
  • 5kg kapenta
  • 25kgs soya chunks
  • 150kg macaroni
  • 50kg powder milk
  • 100 litres casamia drinks
  • 50 boxes biscuits
  • 50 boxes matches

 

R39 476.00
25/06/2015

55 Families

Glendale Mosque, Harare

Iftar Feeding

  • 2 bottles
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Greater Harare Distribution, Zimbabwe

Greater Harare Distribution, Zimbabwe

Gift of the Givers distributes food parcels to the following areas in Harare.

DateRecipientsItems & Quantity# of RecipientsProject Value
22/06/2015Waterfalls Masjid Ul Quraan
  • 6kg Rice
  • 30kg mealie meal
  • 36litres cooking oil
  • 6kg sugar
  • 3kg salt
  • 6kg flour
  • 6kg green washing soap,
  • 300kg kapenta dried fish
  • 1500g soya chunks
  • 9kg macaroni
  • 3kg powder milk
  • 6litres casamia drinks
  • 3 boxes biscuits
  • dates
  • sweets
  • blankets

 

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Daily Ramadaan Feeding in Western Cape

Daily Ramadaan Feeding in Western Cape

Gift of the Givers fed daily for Iftar & Sehri at the following 5 Mosques for the month of Ramadaan.

InstitutionProject Value
Masjidul Amina, TafelsigR47 554.75
Masjidul Ashiq, TafelsigR47 554.75
Delft Main Road Mosque, DelftR47 554.75
Mfuleni Mosque, MfuleniR32 554.40
Ulunthu Jamaat Khana, KhayelitshaR32 554.40  
Ubunthu Jamaat Khana, KhayelitshaR32 554.40  
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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 38

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 38

We are starting to initiate projects in Mali. This is our first project. It's an iftar feeding at Masjid Sangarebougou. We apologise for the poor quality of pictures as lighting is an issue.  We are considering various other projects in Mali. Presently, our Mali hostage negotiator is in North Mali as we try to make contact with the captors of Stephen McGown and Johan Gustafsson.  Both

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 36

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 36

Gift of Givers Project Coordinator in Mauritania handing out daily food parcels during Ramadan to families in Tarheel, a sub-economic area on the outskirts of the capital, Nouakchott. This year, we are also helping to provide drinking water to this community where drinking water is scarce and people need to buy water, which is costly.  A 12 ton truck is used for the purpose and people can

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 34

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 34

Gift of the Givers branch in India honours 350 individuals from the poorest community in Ahmedabad hosting them for iftar at a venue typically booked out by the elite, called Sawan Party Plot. This was an initiative of GOTG country manager, Mr Salahuddin Peerzada, who with family and friends felt compelled to do something very special for the poor this Ramadan. The entire event was sponsored from

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13/07/2015 - Distribution in Blind Village, Yemen

13/07/2015 - Distribution in Blind Village, Yemen

A village in Hajjah province is home to 145 blind people. Gift of the Givers have thus built 2 houses and will continue with this project. For the month of Ramadaan the 145 families received aid to last more than 3 months.

  • 25kg x 290 Bags of Flour
  • 10kg x 145 Bags of Rice
  • 2lt x 435 Bottles of Shampoo
  • 10kg x 145 Sugar Beans
  • 70 Cartons of Clothing
  • 50 Cartons of Shoes
  • 20 Cartons of Diapers
  • 435 Food Savers

Total

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Yemen's Third Free Eid Exhibition

Yemen's Third Free Eid Exhibition

The Gift of the Givers Yemen branch hosted its 3rd free Eid exhibition in Hodadah province from 13 - 15 July 2015.

For 3 days the poorest people "shopped" for Eid clothing, shoes, toys, stationery and hygiene packs. The exhibition catered for 1000 families in the province.

An additional free Eid exhibition took place on 16 July 2015 in 3 faraway villages in the Raimah, Hodeidah and Hajjah provinces.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 31

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 31

The Gift of the Givers Cultural Centre was initially a dilapidated building in Fordsburg. With our intervention and your generous contribution it now is a Masjid, skills development centre, Madressa and a place of feeding for hundreds of Malawians, including ladies. Feeding is done at Jummah, on special occasions and at iftar in Ramadan.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 27

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 27

Gift of the Givers has multiple feeding centres in Cape Town for Ramadan.
Daily iftar is provided at Masjidul Amina (Tafelsig), Masjidul Ashiq (Sea Ridge Park), Delft Main Rd Mosque. Daily iftar and sehri is provided at Mfuleni Masjid, Ulunthu Masjid (Khayelitsha), Ubuntu Masjid (Khayelitsha), Harare Masjid (Khayelitsha).

In addition an outreach programme is held in the poorer communities every Sunday

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 24 - 25

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 24 - 25
We have two programmes in Malawi in Ramadan. One is the Iftar pack which is given to Masjids for breaking fast and the other is the Ramadan pack given to individual families. This Ramadan we assisted 225 Masjids in deeply rural areas in Malawi and handed out 1000 Ramadan packs to families.
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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 22

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 22

Provision of Bread to Syrian refugees in Antakya is a simple but heart rendering project. These refugees are too embarrassed to venture out to seek assistance. Our initial distribution for 5 days will cost 10 000 USD. Our volunteers go door to door to hand out just simple bread.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 18

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 18

Islamic Educational Centre for Women and Children in Matamoulana, Mauritania.

The centre will incorporate teaching of traditional Islamic knowledge passed over for centuries, a pre - school, library and recreational area for children. Ladies will be memorising tafseer of the Qur'an. The Institute will be known as Madrassah Al - Umm wa al-Tifl and will be one of its kind in Mauritania. The land has

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 16

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 16

No Ramadan is complete without taking care of orphans in the various countries we assist.  These pictures include assistance to orphans in Melfort Islamic Centre and Goromonzi Islamic Centre in Zimbabwe, Bondhere orphanage in Somalia and Hodaidah orphanage in Yemen.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 12

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 12

These are conjoined twins.  They have two hearts, three kidneys and three legs.  They were brought to the Ummah Hospital in Mogadishu where we provided simple necessities including diapers, milk powder, clothes and blankets.  We have made enquiries regarding separating the twins in South Africa but have to wait for the family and Ministry of Health decision.  We assist

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21/06/2015 - Ahlan Wa Sahlan at Al Jamia Masjied in Claremont

21/06/2015 - Ahlan Wa Sahlan at Al Jamia Masjied in Claremont

Gift of the Givers in partnership with Voice of the Cape Radio Station (VOC) Mass Iftaar at the first Ahlan Wa Sahlan program for Ramadaan 2015, at Al Jamia Masjied in Claremont, Western Cape. People also received bottled water, dates, savories, cool drinks & bread.

The GOTG team thereafter also fed 150 people at Masjid Ighwatul Islam in Bridgetown.

Total Project Value: R15 545.00

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 11

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 11

One of the tragedies of Yemen, NOT related to the war, is the existence of a BLIND VILLAGE, where ALL the inhabitants are blind and have no support whatsoever.  We have provided food parcels and general support.  There are 75 houses here, most of which were destroyed by rains.  We have rebuilt two at a cost of 5000 USD each but multiple challenges in many fronts in Yemen has delayed

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 9

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 9

Waterwells are a consistent aspect of our ongoing projects.  We get an increased request in Ramadan for this type of project.  We focus only in three countries at the moment for the establishment of waterwells as many become dysfunctional, vandalized, run out of water, need spare parts and maintenance otherwise the exercise is pointless.  We have erected 118 waterwells in Malawi

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 7

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 7

Distribution of Baby Milk Powder in Syria.  The need is growing exponentially.  As babies are killed more than the number killed are born. There have been numerous births in our Rahma Hospital but the phenomenon is taking place all over Syria.  This project still requires continuous support.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 4

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 4

Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital, our flagship project for Ramadan and for months to come, is probably the most significant project of all.  The Ar Rahma Hospital is virtually the only standing hospital in the whole of North Syria.  Independent visitors to the hospital have termed it the greatest project in ALL Syria.  Some visitors couldn't understand that such a facility was

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 2

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 2

Establishing a Facility for the Physically and Mentally Challenged in Martini Hospital, Mogadishu in Somalia.  This was a tragic situation.  Physically and mentally challenged individuals were fading away in the streets of Mogadishu with no shelter and no one to care for them.  The Martini Hospital authorities approached Dr Abdirisack Hashi, Gift of the Givers East Africa Project

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Ramadan Kareem 1436

As we embrace Ramadan, the month of Mercy, with all its Bounty, Glory, Blessings and Spiritual Gifts beyond our comprehension we certainly cannot be unmindful of the plight of millions around the world.  Mindfulness, consciousness, awareness, reflection, introspection are all qualities that come to the fore in Ramadan especially if we eat in moderation, pray with concentration, fast with

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Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

Gift of the Givers distributes aid in the Midlands province, Zimbabwe.

DateRecipientsItems  & QuantityProject Value
19/06/2015

195 Families

Mponjani, Zebra, Machingwe, Ragonya and Chikobvu in Mberengwa Centres

  • 390kg Rice
  • 3900kg mealie meal
  • 390 litres cooking oil
  • 390kg sugar
  • 195kg salt
  • 390kg flour
  • 195kg green washing soap
  • 19.5kg Kapenta dried fish
  • 97.5kg Soya Chunks
  • 195 boxes Biscuits
  • 585kg Macaroni
  • 390litres
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Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

Vouchers for Food Parcels were distributed to the predominantly mining communities in the Matabeleland province over a 10 day period.

DateRecipientsItems & Quantity# of RecipientsProject Value
28/06/2015How Mine, Greater Bulawayo
  • 78kg Rice
  • 390kg Mealie Meal
  • 78lt Cooking Oil
  • 78kg Sugar
  • 39kg Salt
  • 78kg Flour
  • 39kg Green Bar Soap
  • 3,9kg Kapenta Dried Fish
  • 29.5kg Soya Chunks
  • 117kg Macaroni
  • 39kg Powder Milk
  • 78lt
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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 39

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 39

In 2012 at the request of the community of Bosmont, Newclare, Westbury, Riverlea, Crosby, Sofia Town, surrounding areas and the Helen Joseph Board, Gift of the Givers established a Halaal kitchen at the Helen Joseph Hospital.

Private medical care in South Africa is very expensive.  Most citizens have to turn to public hospitals to address their medical needs.  For Muslims the process is a

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 33

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 33

Distribution in Hodaidah City in Yemen took place on 11 July. This is another very poor area. Gift of the Givers staff were at high risk as many bombs landed very close to our warehouse but fortunately no damage.  However, in our Sana'a office our walls were damaged and windows blown away.  In this distribution 200 families benefited.

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12/07/2015 - Ahlan Wa Sahlan at Masjidul Ameer

12/07/2015 - Ahlan Wa Sahlan at Masjidul Ameer

Gift of the Givers in partnership with Voice of the Cape Radio Station (VOC) Mass Iftaar at the last Ahlan Wa Sahlan program for Ramadaan 2015, at Masjidul Ameer in Ruytewacht, Western Cape.

  • Hot Meal for 550
  • Bottled Water
  • Dates
  • Savouries
  • Cool Drinks

Total Project Value: R25 312.50

 

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Eid Shopping in the Western Cape

Eid Shopping in the Western Cape

Gift of the Givers invited all underprivileged families living in the Mitchells Plain and Delft area to a Free Eid Shopping Experience.

AreaRecipients   Project Value
Masjidul Amina, Mitchells Plain      1500R810 000.00
Masjidul Jumuah, Delft2500R1 350 000.00

 

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 32

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 32

Expanding services to the Malawi community Gift of the Givers set up a Ghusl facility so that the deceased could be shrouded in dignity. The facility was opened this Ramadan jointly with the Malawi Communities representative body called IBSA. A 1000 Fitra parcels were distributed at the launch.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 30

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 30

Gift of the Givers teams hire trucks carrying water and deliver to areas of need. Water wells are going to dry out soon. The most practical but expensive solution are desalination plants.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 28

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 28

Yemen is in a state of war. Fighting is taking place in 11 regions. All entry and exit ports for supplies are closed. Food, fuel and electricity are in a critical state. The UN has declared Yemen a category 3 disaster meaning the ultimate disaster. More than 80% of the population has been affected. On 5 July we purchased tons of flour and added it to the supplies on hand in our warehouse. On 8

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 23

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 23
A novel concept that was initiated by Gawa Sayed in our Cape Town office then replicated by Anas al Hamati in our Yemen office has now been applied in our Gaza relief projects.  A shop keeping clothing of all sizes and food parcels was opened two days ago with our partners in Gaza. A 60 USD voucher has been given to carefully selected recipients. We expect 4000 beneficiaries to access this
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Ramadan Projects in Pictures 19

Ramadan Projects in Pictures 19

Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has set up a Kitchen this Ramadan to Feed Syrian Refugees.  This feeding will continue after Ramadan and is done in partnership with Gift of the Givers.  We are grateful to the Jamiatul Ulama for their continued support.  More details of the partnership in the next Ramadan email.

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26/06/2015 - Mutare Residents, Zimbabwe

26/06/2015 - Mutare Residents, Zimbabwe

Mutare is 254kms from Harare; it is the 3rd largest city in Zimbabwe. Within Mutare are several poor communities with a large number of orphans cared for by old widows. Odzi is a community that farms tobacco with a few of its people working on the farms 3 times a week. Dangamvura & Sakubva is made up of mainly vendors and Penelonga is a mining community.

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 17

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 17

We are in our fifth year of providing iftar to communities in Mauritania, a country where Bedouin life is reminiscent of the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SallallahuAlayhiwa Salam).  Alhamdulillah, each year we have increased our scope of Ramadan feeding.  We provide iftar in the capital city, Nouakchott, and in two villages of learning,  Taysir and Matamoulana. The nature of the

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 15

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 15

In Somalia where does one start to give assistance?  A country ravaged by war, terrorist attacks, drought, famine, internally and externally displaced civilians, destroyed economy, loss of qualified professionals, absence of infrastructure are but some of the challenges.  But one cannot sit back and look the other way.  They now have the added burden of receiving refugees from

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 13

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 13

One of the most heartbreaking stories coming out of Syria are the children with multiple burns as a result of Assad's indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas.  We now have 5 such children that our Syria/Turkey team is arranging corrective procedures for through partnering with Turkish medical facilities who have been very generous in virtually waving most costs. There's hundreds of such

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25/06/2015 - Food Parcels to Hunyani Community

25/06/2015 - Food Parcels to Hunyani Community

Hunyani community located 115kms from Harare, situated approximately 1km from the city of Chinoyi.  The Masjid is enclosed and gated from the hustle and bustle of the township, with madressa classroom facilities.  The community was excited and distributions ran smoothly.  A community with very low income earnings and is largely populated by elderly.

Gift of the Givers donates

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Ramadan Projects 2015

Traditionally, around the occasion of Shabe Baraat enquiries start flowing in from those who want to discharge their Zakaah and other charity obligations. Donors wants to know what causes to support and how to assist people in desperate need.  Gift of the Givers projects don't run in Ramadan only, nor are they exclusive to Muslims only.  In keeping with Quranic principle and the example

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 10

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 10

Self-sustainability is the hallmark of Islamic teaching.  Whilst responding to individuals with emergency support in conditions of distress it is fitting that an appropriate intervention for self reliance should be instituted where practical and possible.  Providing Farmer's Packs with fertilizer and a host of seeds is a programme we have supported for years in Malawi both during and

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 8

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 8

The war in Yemen has made it very difficult for trapped civilians to obtain food and other supplies without risk.  Gift of the Givers team, at great danger to themselves, continue distributing aid to the most desperate of families.  Yemen needs massive assistance both for refugees inside and outside the country.

 

 

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 3

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 3

The ongoing war in Yemen has resulted in the tragic displacement of thousands of refugees internally and externally.  Around the 24 May 2015, the first wave of Yemeni refugees arrived in Somalia.  Gift of the Givers, together with the Somalia Government and local Somali communities received the refugees.  We have provided blankets, food and medical care but substantially more

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Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 1

Ramadan Projects in Pictures - 1

We are all privileged to be experiencing the First Jummah of Ramadan; indeed it's a great blessing for all of us.  We gave you a general summarized description of what projects we are involved with this Ramadan.  We thought it prudent to send some pictures now.  Please note that these pictures are NOT necessarily taken in Ramadan but are of projects that have been running for some

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