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ISLAMIC RELIEF CANADA

COMMITTED TO FINDING SOLUTION TO POVERTY AND RESPONDING TO DISASTERS & EMERGENCIES.

PHOTO EASSAY EMPOWERING MOTHERS DEVELOPING CHILDREN


EMPOWERING FAMILIES AFTER FOOD PARCELS AND HANDOUTS OFFER TEMPORARY RESPITE FROM HUNGER, BUT UNLESS PEOPLE ARE GIVEN THE MEANS TO LIFT THEMSELVES OUT OF DESTITUTION, THE AID WILL EVENTUALLY RUN OUT LEAVING ONLY DEPENDENCY. WOMEN BEAR A DISPROPORTIONATE BURDEN OF THE WORLD’S POVERTY AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO LACK THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF LIFE SUCH AS CLEAN WATER, FOOD AND ADEQUATE SHELTER. IN MANY COMMUNITIES, WOMEN GENERALLY FACE THE GREATEST DIFFICULTIES IN FINDING WORK. TYPICALLY, WHEN THEY ARE WIDOWED OR LEFT ABANDONED WITH SEVERAL CHILDREN THEY HAVE NO SKILLS TO EARN AN INCOME, LEAVING THEM VULNERABLE, WITH LITTLE OR NO PROTECTION AND WAY OF SUPPORTING THEIR FAMILIES. ISLAMIC RELIEF IS EMPOWERING THESE WOMEN BY PROVIDING A MEANS FOR THEM TO FIND THEIR OWN ROUTE OUT OF POVERTY, THROUGH THE

PROVISION OF MICRO-CREDIT LOANS. VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES (COMPUTER CLASSES, TAILORING, MAKING HANDICRAFTS ETC.) ISLAMIC MICROFINANCE; INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO START SMALL BUSINESSES. WIDOWS WELFARE (TRAINING AND MICROFINANCE). DISTRIBUTION OF LIVESTOCK. PROMOTING AGRICULTURE: DISTRIBUTING SEEDS AND FERTILISER, IMPROVING IRRIGATION. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE. LOANS USUALLY COME WITH PROBLEMS FOR IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES WHEN THEY NEED TO BE PAID BACK BUT THE MICROCREDIT PROGRAMME HAS SEEN %98 OF THE LOANS REPAID, SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE THAT THEY HAVE MADE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES.


WORKING FOR A SAFER WORLD MANY COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE DEPRIVED OF EVEN THE MOST BASIC NECESSITIES, WHICH SEVERELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF LOCAL CHILDREN. ISLAMIC RELIEF WANTS TO EMPOWER THESE COMMUNITIES BY BUILDING A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH CHILDREN CAN DEVELOP A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES. OUR AIMS: PROVIDE A SAFE SHELTER WITH BASIC FACILITIES AND CLEAN WATER PROVIDE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION PROVIDE GENERAL HEALTHCARE TO HELP REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY PROVIDE IMPROVED LIVELIHOOD AND INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN PROMOTE A CHILD PROTECTION CULTURE THROUGH EDUCATION AND AWARENESS


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


ISLAMIC RELIEF CANADA 3506 MAINWAY • BURLINGTON • ON • L7M 1A8 WWW.ISLAMICRELIEFCANADA.ORG 1.855.377.HOPE(4673 REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 821896275RR0001


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