IRUSA on Malaria Prevention Project in Mali, Water and Sanitation project for vulnerable communities

Islamic Relief has been working in Mali for helping victims of the country’s civil war. Following its initial relief efforts, Islamic Relief’s focus shifted toward development projects to reduce the population’s vulnerability to drought and illness.   Some 2,400 people will gain access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kati, Mali. The project will include the construction and rehabilitation of boreholes; construction of latrines; the establishment and training of water-user associations and mechanics for borehole-upkeep; distribution of brooms, wheelbarrows and bins, and much more.   More than 5,000 long-lasting mosquito nets will be distributed throughout Dialakorodji health zone in order to help reduce malaria infection amongst pregnant women and children under five.   In addition, 10 “cleanness day” community activities will be arranged, along with awareness-raising efforts for improved hygiene and sanitation, and an immunization campaign.   Source: http://www.irusa.org/countries/mali/and...

Direct Aid launches “ WE support ” project in Tunisia

113 ladies (family supporters) from various poor neighborhoods in the Tunisian capital have benefited from the project in its initial phase, which was launched late last month. The total amount of loans granted to them was 96480 Tunisian dinar which is around 43558 euros. The idea behind the project “Aid you” is to adopt a number of small productive projects and finance them with affordable loans that will be paid in monthly installments. In addition, the project offers management and development training to the beneficiaries and courses in financial education and simplified feasibility studies for the targeted group that will enable them to become business women in their community. The approved projects that will be benefiting from the project “Aid you” has been divided into three sections: Service projects, such as funding for kindergarten, playgrounds for children, and women salons. Industrial projects such as sewing, furniture production, and Bakery and Confectionery shops. Finally, Commercial projects such as selling cosmetics, garments and furniture. A volunteer consultant, expert in the field of development projects and micro-loans, is responsible in supervising the implementation of the project that has traveled specially to train a number of the project beneficiaries along with office workers in Tunisia on how to manage and implement small income-generating projects. It is noteworthy that Direct Aid Society is working on the execution of the project “Aid you” in Tunisia in collaboration with the (SANAD) Fund for MSME views the micro, small and medium enterprise sector, whereas the project is considered one of a kind in the field of charity work in Tunisia, to provide non-profitable loans for the poor...

Direct Aid in Rwanda distributes relief materials to 1000 Refugees, Costing thousands of Euros

Direct Aid Society is a Kuwait based humanitarian organization, which is working for the cause of the humanity without the distinctition of religion, place and race. Direc Aid Office in Rwanda carried out a relief program for Rwandan refugees returning from Tanzania which ensure foodstuffs (rice,  flour,  corn , beans,  sugar,  Oil  and Soap) and medical supplies that are sufficient for 3 months. The program includes all the families that have been resettled in Bogsera province, eastern Rwanda, in total of 253 families which are approximately 1,000 person, and at a cost of 32,703 euros. The relief program activities have already started in the city of Nyamata and extended to 15 cities including Gashora, Guru, Kamabuye, Mareba, Mayange .and Musange. The Minister of Rwandan Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs and a large number of government officials have attended the distribution of relief supplies, including the governor of Bogsera province. The program has also witnessed media coverage from the state official TV and radio along with a number .of local newspapers. Furthermore, the community development services provided by the Direct Aid Society in Rwanda which helps the poor and needy Muslims and non-Muslims without discrimination have been praised by the Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, demanding the Society to continue on supporting .returning Rwandan refugees from Tanzania who are expected to be more than 20,000 refugees that will be resettled during the coming period respectively.   Source:...

Muslim Aid to Displaced in Somalia

4/6/2015 The aid of the Muslim countries (through Islamic charity) made a “rebirth” for the education in Somalia. One aid-example is the creation of the Formal Private Education Network in Somalia (FPENS), a consortium of foreign Islamic charities and local Islamic NGOs that manages over 124 schools, with more than 2,259 teachers and supporters as of 2005. “Almost all schools in Somalia/land are privately run and a large part of the growth in education since 1997 has been due to Arab (Muslim countries) support.” says an study about ARAB DONOR POLICIES AND PRACTICES ON EDUCATION IN SOMALIA/LAND. The study says that: Arab assistance to Somalia takes several forms: official governmental donors; international NGOs (or Islamic charities) registered in one of the member states of the Arab League; Arab-based multi-lateral institutions; local Somali NGOs that receive support from organisations based in Arab countries. Official government assistance is primarily in the form of scholarships to the country’s own universities. Several hundred Somali students have benefited from these scholarships in the last few years. Egypt and Sudan are the main providers of scholarships. Six of the organisations interviewed in the report were branches of Arab-based international NGOs. Five of these organisations were headed by Somali nationals (the other was in a process of handover) and they felt this was significant to their success. The main Arab-based multilateral donor is the Islamic Development Bank. Due to the civil war, Somalia/land has special status with the bank. The bank has stringent, written funding conditions and formal monitoring. The Bank makes one-off capital payments. Major contributions in Somalia/land include support for several teacher training institutes in Puntland and Mogadishu...