July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014 150 150 Comfort Aid International

2014 Ramadhan Iftaar Appeal
We still remain US$55,000 short in meeting our target of US$250,000
to be able to satisfy all deserving poor and destitute across the world. Please help if you can. Final call.

Thank you.
Bamiyan Water Project Nears Completion
This US$68,000 project that will supply clean, potable water to over 2,300 families who suffer the pain of getting it some 2 miles away is almost complete and will inaugurate September 2014 insha’Allah. 
Zakaat el Fitra
CAI has made arrangements to distribute Zakaat el Fitra contributions to the poor and destitute in Afghanistan, India and various parts of Africa. CAI must receive these contributions no later than July 25 to be able to distribute these on Eid day insha’Allah. All funds received after this date will be distributed after Eid day. Suggested Zakaat is US$10 per person.
Please remember to make the niyyat of this as a loan to CAI and then change it to that of Zakaat el Fitra on Eid day.
Feeding Rohingya Refugees
I am on the ground in Chittagong, Bangladesh as you read this, trying to feed Burmese Rohingya refugees, who as you know, are in dire conditions of hunger, homelessness and despair. CAI may not be able to help all of them, but help we must and I cannot fathom a better time than this holy month of Ramadhan. Please find a place in your heart to help these hapless people and donate under Food For The Hungry button onwww.comfortaid.org.
A full trip report with photos coming up on my return insha’Allah.
Zainabiya Economic Empowerment
CAI donors, through the Zainabiya Economic Empowerment project (ZEE) paid to train 50 very poor Afghan widows in making quality silk scarves, enabling them to earn a livelihood and opt out from handouts or begging. Each scarf is made from pure silk in beautiful colors. Please purchase a piece or more so these widows can continue their livelihood. Your support will also tremendously boost their confidence level. They are priced at US$20 plus S&H of $5 (per shipment regardless of quantity) in the USA. Please order from CAI Donate page; use Poor Women Economic Empowerment tab.
Here are few photos:




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