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Ramadhan Iftaar Appeal
The mobilization for the feeding of the worldwide poor and destitute for the 24th successive year, alham’Allah, is now underway. 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 – a total of US$471,130 that CAI must raise within the next five 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.
Water Project In Helmand
CAI is attempting to provide potable drinking water to 20,000 displaced refugees in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. These hapless people have been displaced by violence and have fled for safe havens to Helmand. The water available to them is scant and unhygienic so the poor have to resort to buying the water trucked in at exorbitant prices. Two deep water wells are planned, with the capacity of 90,000 liters of water for all the anticipated population of 20,000 in two years, currently at 9,000. The water will be pumped to two storage tanks with the aid of solar pumps. The cost is US$100,000 of which US$73,000 has already been pledged/collected. This is a great investment for people who have lost everything in life and are now struggling for the most basic human right. Please help if possible. Sharing a few photos of current situation.
Protein For The Poor
One of the ways CAI help supplement the lack of protein in the poor and suffering children is to distribute animal meat to the very poor in remote areas of Afghanistan and Yemen. Lamb meat (4 families share the meat of one animal) for Yemen and a chicken per family in Afghanistan, daily. This distribution is done to different families every month so there is equity for the large number of poor that are suffering. A large goat/lamb costs US$140 and 5 chickens are US$20. Sharing a few photos.