Your Zakah donations are used by Al-Ansari to sustain various income-generating projects, which range from helping widows start their own poultry business and supporting women establish eco-friendly seaweed farms, to helping the blind earn their way out of poverty through weaving floor mats and selling them to hotels.
In the Quran, giving Zakah is a way to receive Allah’s mercy:
“My Mercy extends to all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who have God-consciousness and give their Zakat and those who believe in Our Signs.” (Surah Al-A`raf 7:156)
Moreover, during Ramadan, the rewards for giving Zakah can be amplified up to 70 times!
So, this is the time to make a contribution and positively change lives—vulnerable people who rely on food packages now can become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, learning to fend for themselves with newfound pride and self-dignity. This is an everlasting gift.
How do Income-Generating Projects work?
We use your Zakah money to enable the poor to set up their own business and earn a living for themselves. We first mentor and guide these people on how to start and operate a business. Once the business is set, we track and review their performance and feedback on how they can improve their business and increase profitability. The Prophet (SAW) said:
“It is better that a person should take a rope and bring a bundle of wood on his back to sell so that Allah may preserve his honour than that he should beg from people (regardless of whether they give to him or refuse him).”
Our Zakah fund is also a source of hope for thousands of orphans in Zanzibar. You can donate Zakah to feed, clothe, educate, and protect some of the most vulnerable children in the world with Al-Ansari.