The holy month of Ramadhan, where we try and share our bounties with those who don’t have enough to eat, is about 2 months away, but CAI must start preparing the logistics of purchase and distribution of foodgrains now.
Alhamd’Allah, this will be CAI’s 23rd year of Iftaar distribution to people in the most remote parts of this world. Like last year, the foodgrains will be delivered to the poor and destitute in 14 countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Siera Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Yemen.
There are unique challenges for Afghanistan and Yemen, for obvious reasons. There are thousands of displaced internal refugees in both countries that will look to us, the more fortunate and generous to help them have a filling iftar. Let us please invest in them for the pleasure of Allah.
This year’s budget is set at US$284,000, a challenging target but doable nevertheless, insha’Allah. This is an appeal to please donate/pledge now so the CAI team can be proactive and start the ball rolling.