In October of 2005, a devastating earthquake hit Pakistan, changing the lives of those who were affected. The earthquake was followed by chaos as the death toll rose and more and more people became homeless, or experienced the horrors of starvation and famine. Upon seeing the pleas of distress, Mufti Abdul Wahab was prompted to take action.
Mufti Abdul Wahab approached his brother and a friend to contribute to some funds and with a truckload of supplies, they rushed to the air-force base in Karachi where an assigned aircraft was waiting to carry relief trucks to the distraught areas.
It was only a small initiative at the time, but it succeeded in helping the thousands of victims.
Mufti Abdul Wahab’s humanitarian work did not end there. In 2008, the floods in Pakistan saw Mufti Abdul Wahab assisting several charities in collecting funds for the affected.
These jarring experiences encouraged Mufti Abdul Wahab to start his own charitable ventures. Since then, UCI has played an active role in assisting all districts in Pakistan, especially those which are under-developed. The various projects cater to the needs of the residents of these isolated communities in order to uplift their socio-economic status.
UCI is working on mass developmental projects as well as those enabling particular communities and individuals in social, religious and economic sectors.
Today, UCI is not only providing basic necessities such as food and water, but it is also enabling men and women living in dire circumstances to build a better future for themselves and their families.
As of 2020, a total of 414,964 people have been helped through our collective projects, and UCI aims to assist even more individuals in the years to come.
THE JOURNEY OF UMMAH CHARITY INTERNATIONAL
Mar 2012: Ummah Charity International is founded by Mufti Abdul Wahab after the floods and earthquakes in Pakistan inspire him to start humanitarian relief campaigns.
Oct 2013: We launch our very first Qurbani project, feeding the residents of many poverty-stricken communities.
June 2014: We begin our Ramadan initiative in Pakistan, helping thousands to have Suhoor and Iftaar meals throughout the month.
July 2014: Our first Eid Gift campaign operates on a large scale, giving gifts to hundreds of children.
Aug 2014: There are a total of 455,000 internally-displaced individuals in Pakistan, some of whom we try to help through distribution of medical aid, clothing and food.
The first wheelchair is donated, prompting the start of our Medical campaigns.
Oct 2014: We install our first 9 hand-pumps and 1 water well, benefiting 1225 people as part of our Water Project. We distribute hundreds of nutritious meals in our first Cooked Meal project
Feb 2015: The opening of our first maktab, in which we enrolled 250 children for our Hafiz-e-Quran project.
Apr 2015: We launch our first eye camp in Sindh in which we treated a total of 250 patients.
May 2015: The first batch for our Women Empowerment Project is selected where we distribute 40 sewing machines, benefiting a total of 320 beneficiaries.
July 2015: UCI helps the flood victims by providing food, water & medical aid.
Oct 2015: Through Earthquake relief project, we provide food, water & shelter to over 720 displaced individuals and medical care to over 50 victims who are wounded or injured.
Nov 2015: As part of our Rozgar project, we start our small business campaign for two individuals struggling with unemployment by establishing a tailor shop and a grocery store.
Dec 2015: The incredibly harsh winter prompts our first Winter Project where a total of 1500 blankets are provided.
Feb 2016: Our Sadaqah project is launched, giving aid to many vulnerable districts of Pakistan.
Nov 2016: We start our first Islamic school for the education of children.
Feb 2017: Our team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers deliver freshly-cooked meals to a UK-based homeless shelter.
June 2017: We respond to the Grenfell Tower tragedy by donating warm meals and clothing for all the affected as well as providing much-needed moral support.
Jul 2017: Our team of volunteers pay an emotional and heartfelt visit to the inhabitants of Saharah Village to deliver food.
Oct 2017: Our first Masjid is built in Pakistan, allowing 200 individuals to perform daily prayers.
Oct 2017: Crisis in Rohingya propels us to send humanitarian aid to 2100 beneficiaries.
Jan 2018: Our first house is built for our Tameer-e-Ashiana project for a family who is in desperate need of shelter.
July 2018: We begin to support Fukouka School for special children.
Aug 2018: In the UK, we provide fresh drinking water in parks during a particularly harsh heat wave.
Oct 2018: We give boxing kits to two sisters to fulfil their dreams of following in the footsteps of their father in the boxing industry in rural Pakistan.
Nov 2018: The inauguration of our Street Children School sees 60 children enrolled.
Feb 2019: Visit to Mandeville school, where we organised activities with children with special needs.
Sep 2019: Our ‘Himmat Karo Aage Baro’ campaign sees the distribution of 50 food-delivery motorbikes to Pakistan’s troubled youth.
Earthquake in Kashmir leads to our Pakistan Earthquake Appeal which benefits 3460 victims.
Oct 2019: Our on-site team delivers aid to 500 victims in the Karachi cyclone, which lead to families left in destruction.
Nov 2019: We hold our first International Girls’ Day to inspire and encourage young girls in Pakistan to pursue their ambitions for the future.
Our ‘Walk for Children’s Education’ garners the support of hundreds.
Jan 2020: Our volunteers visit an old-age home where they interact with the elderly in an entertaining and enjoyable environment.