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Providing Employment Opportunities for all

So far we have managed to help 112 people through our Rozgar project that includes Rikshaws, delivery motorbikes and small business setups. Around 1120 people have benefited from this project.

Through our Rozgar Project, we have implemented the provision of rickshaws, delivery motorbikes and the establishment of small businesses. Our rickshaw distribution is aimed towards those who are struggling to find employment and a total of 62 rickshaws have been distributed. Moreover, our small business opportunity gives people a chance to own their own means of employment.

Similar to the small business venture, our Himmat Karo Aage Baro enterprise is also a newer initiative by Mufti Abdul Wahab. This campaign sees the supply of delivery motorbikes to the young demographic of Pakistan. This campaign has been immensely popular since its inception and a total of 50 motorbikes have been given. All of these resources were personally provided by Mufti Abdul Wahab himself alongside other trustees and volunteers.

We have worked in multiple areas including:

Surjani Town, Khuda ki Basti, Mangopir, Pakhtunabad, Jamhoria colony, Burmi colony and others.

BREAKING THE CHAINS OF POVERTY

Poverty statistics of Pakistan are dismal. As a developing country with limited financial resources 24% of Pakistani citizens live below the poverty line. Providing employment opportunities for all is the single most effective means of tackling poverty and social exclusion. Employment enables individuals to improve their living standards; it also makes constructive use of human resources.

IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION

Providing employment opportunities for all is the single most effective means of tackling poverty and social exclusion. Employment enables individuals to improve their living standards; it also makes constructive use of human resources. The aim of livelihood projects is to provide families with sustainable incomes, which will improve their lives in the long term. This in turn allows for children to receive a better education, which in turn helps them find work to support themselves, helping improve the economic activity of their communities and create more jobs.

MUHAMMAD AYAZ

Muhammad Ayas was the main breadwinner of his family. Living in a household of 8 means high electricity and paying for food, and since his children were ill, he had to pay for expensive medication on top of his already-growing expenses. The only solution to this had been to work overtime but even then, it had not been enough.

Four years ago, Muhammad Ayas lost his arm whilst employed in his previous company, where shards of glass cut through his veins. Since it had been the 14th of August (i.e. Pakistan’s national holiday), the roads had been closed which meant that he reached the hospital much later than he normally would have. As a result of this delay, his whole arm had gone numb due to blood loss and so the doctors were left with no choice but to amputate his arm.

Muhammad Ayas is extremely grateful to Ummah Charity International, Mufti Abdul Wahab and the generous donors who helped him transform his life. Not only did the rickshaw improve his standards of living, it enabled him to help his family and children lead better – and more hopeful – lives.

“If it hadn’t been for UCI stepping up and providing a self-employment facility, I am certain that my family and I would not have been able to survive. We’re all extremely grateful since I’m now able to better-handle our family needs and expenses. I make sufficient income through driving the rickshaw which enables me to care for my family better. As a father and husband, my only wish was to make sure that my family had enough means to survive. After my accident, this hope seemed impossible and it would have remained that way if Ummah Charity International hadn’t helped us out.

THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO YOUR DONATION

Step 1 – We begin to receive applications from beneficiaries

Step 2 – We verify the authentication of the applicants through home-visits and interviews

Step 3 – Bikes/rickshaws/businesses are bought

Step 4 – They are assessed accordingly to what means of employment they should be given

Step 5 – Mufti Abdul Wahab and our team hold a ceremony for the distribution

Step 6 – Our team conducts follow-up checks to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

Step 7 – A detailed feedback report will be sent to the donor after the completion of the project

Note: The implementation of the above steps will take up to 10 months; the report will only be sent to those who donate towards a small business or a rickshaw. Zakat is applicable on this project.