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Mauritania and the wider Sahel region has suffered repeated droughts in the past decade, worsening the lives of an overwhelmingly poor and agriculturalist population that survives on less than $2 a day.

Despite thepoverty, Mauritania remains rich in Islamic scholarship and continues to attract thousands of students to its deserts every year. Students willingly endure the hard life to benefit from the righteous and knowledgeable ulema here.

To support their sacrifices, Ummah Welfare Trust regularly provides food and financial assistance to madrassahs, students and teachers, alhamdulillah.

Food for a Madrassah in Mauritania
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1,000 teachers
given financial assistance in 2020.