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Ramadhan Iftaar Appeal
The mobilization of feeding of the worldwide poor and destitute for the 24th successive year, alham’Allah in now under way. The goal is to provide basic supplemental iftaar needs of 14,844 poor families in 18 countries – Afghanistan, Rohingyas refugees in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, India, Iraq, Liberia, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Tanzania, Togo, and Yemen.
At an average cost of US$32 per food basket, that’s US$446,130 plus transportation and administration cost of US$25,000 – total of US$471,130 that CAI must raise within the next six weeks for all this to be logistically possible before the holy month sets in. A bit optimistic perhaps, but doable nevertheless insha’Allah. Remember, CAI aids the poor in some of the most remote, inhospitable and dangerous places of our world.
CAI is looking for your continued support and generosity as we contribute to this invaluable investment. Please either pledge or donate now. Allah bless.
Deep Water-well Project For IDR's Completes
The water project for about 3,200 Internally Displaced Refugees (IDR) outside Mazar-e-Shareef, Afghanistan is now complete. The painting will be done as soon as spring sets in – April 2021. The IDR’s get pure, potable drinking water anytime of the day. A proud donor/CAI undertaking.
CAI has the following active projects in Africa:
1. Construction of an elementary school in Freetown, Seirra Leane for victims of mudslide disaster uprooted from their prior homes and loss of school.
2. Several deep-water well projects in Tanzania and Uganda to alleviate woes that poor women and children endure for a pail of potable water everyday.
3. Complete renovation of sleeping dormitories at Yombo Center for disabled children outside Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
4. A new 4-room classroom block at Kigangani school in Pemba, Tanzania.
5. A brand new science laboratory for Shura School, a poor school in Kunduchi, Zanzibar.
6. A primary care medical clinic outside of a poor village in Mbale, Uganda.
7. A new maternity wing for a medical clinic at Nakuru, Kenya.
8. A top-down renovation of a dilapidated school in Bwegerere village, Uganda.
9. Renovation of a dilapidated orphanage for 140 poor orphans in Bwegerere village, Uganda.
10. Distribution of 500 desks in poor schools in Tanzania and Uganda where children sit on dirt floors.