Building Livelihoods After Floods
Struggling in extreme poverty, many families in Balochistan cannot afford basic healthcare, electricity, clean water or enough food to survive. Women and talented young people have the potential to earn a living, as there are jobs which could be done even in extreme weather conditions, but with no opportunities to train and learn the necessary skills, they
never have the chance.
With your zakat, we’re training 500 people in skills like wool processing, marketing, crafts and other technical skills so they can earn a living for themselves. We’re providing 300 households with goats, which can be bred and sold, and giving 300 more farming toolkits and agriculture training to set up farms which can survive the harsh weather. We’re also building water ponds and irrigation channels, so these new crops can be watered and flourish. InshaAllah, they will now be able to provide food, education and healthcare to their entire families.
When a man came to the Prophet (pbuh) asking for charity, the Prophet (pbuh) helped him sell his few belongings, buy an axe, and begin chopping firewood to sell and support his family, telling him “this is better for you” (narrated by Abu Dawud). Islamic Relief is following in his blessed footsteps, helping the people of Balochistan get back on their feet and support themselves.