Shelter is a basic right of man, yet one in six people still lives in slums. At least one hundred million have no home whatsoever.
In areas in need of emergency relief, where houses have either been destroyed or damaged, Ummah Welfare Trust aims to provide basic housing for the needy. Starting from temporary measures such as tents and basic ‘shed’ houses, the charity aims to help re-house people with added amenities such as running water and drainage.
‘There is no right for the son of Adam except in these things: a house in which he lives, a garment to cover his nakedness, a piece of bread and water.’
- £2,200, £4,500 or £8,800 per house
Houses are currently being built in Pakistan, India and Ethiopia.
For donors who pay the full amount, a framed certificate is provided to the new owners of the house. Donors can provide a name of up to 30 characters on the certificate if they wish.
A feedback report for a new house will only be provided to donors who’ve contributed the full amount towards its construction. This report will be provided after the house has been built.
Donors wishing to pay in instalments must pay the full amount within one year of the first instalment to be eligible for a feedback report. The construction of the home will begin once the full payment has been received.