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    Income Generating Projects

    'It is better that a person should take a rope and bring a bundle of wood on his back to sell so that Allah may preserve his honour, than that he should beg from people (regardless of whether they give to him or refuse him.'

    - Sahih al-Bukhari

    Income generating projects allow autonomy and self-sufficiency. They help families secure much needed income with which to buy necessary food and medicines.

    Ummah Welfare Trust believes in restoring the dignity and self-respect amongst poor Muslims and has striven to provide countless struggling families with a means of generating income. Examples include:

    • Sewing machines in Pakistan and Bangladesh
    • Livestock for breeding and dairy produce in Bangladesh, Somalia and Chechnya
    • Cycle rickshaws in India, Philippines and Bangladesh. Motor rickshaws are provided in Palestine
    • Small business start-ups in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. Typical stalls include fruit and vegetable stalls, fish stalls, rice stalls and shops selling charcoal.
    • Greenhouse and bee-keeping initiatives in Chechnya.

    The majority of targeted recipients in Ummah Welfare Trust's income-generating schemes are widows. In less developed countries, female-headed household tend to have less access to land or other resources to offset against any uncertainties they may face.

    These households are invariably poorer anyway and are forced to compromise on education or medicines for their children in their pursuit of food.

    Income Generation schemes are a source of Sadaqah Jariyah for the donor and lead to innumerable rewards. Many beneficiaries continuously send supplications of forgiveness for those who helped them start again.

    Since the costs of income generating schemes vary from type to type, there is no fixed amount one can donate for this project. Generally however anything upwards of £50 can allow for an income start-up for an individual.

    Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah can be given for this project.



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