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Ashraful Aid Annual Report 2022

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During the past year, we expanded our operations significantly. We provided assistance in more countries, expanding our project footprint to include 17 countries.

We increased our food relief programme in South Africa and established a national zakaah footprint across the country and delivered over 100 wells ensuring over 28,000 more people now have access to clean water.

We also responded to numerous disaster incidents which required immediate disaster relief – from floods in George and Ladysmith and larger parts of the Free State, to cyclones in Mozambique, to being the first responders from outside KZN to assist following the riots and looting in KZN.

As we grow, we have also put in a large amount of work to support our growth to ensure we have the right governance in place, improve efficiency to ensure we are able to make the best use of the funds we collect for the benefit of the communities we serve, as well as ensure we have the right team and support structures in place.

Over the past year we have put in place a dedicated Zakaah Shariah board to guide and direct our continuously expanding zakaah welfare programme, established supporting offices in Durban and Cape Town to support our national footprint, and implemented a logistics capability to ensure we can fully account for and effectively distribute the goods we receive.

We have also realigned our programmes into five main areas (viz. Food Relief, Water Relief, Education, Disaster Relief and Social welfare and development) with a specific focus to increase our impact in each of these areas.

We have had success with a few pilot projects this past year and we hope to expand these in the coming year. These include our project to help women in townships to earn an income, our teacher development programme in Johannesburg and our skills development programme locally and through our vocational training centre for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

We have also expanded our partner development programme, working closely with other NGOs, donor organisations, companies and strategic partners. We believe that partnerships are important to ensure we reach as many people as possible.

Our teams recent visit to Syria highlighted the desperate need to create income earning opportunities to help break the cycle of relief, and this will be an ongoing focus for us. Over the next year we hope to further expand our zakaah programme, and increase our impact particularly in the areas of education, skills development, and water relief, both locally and internationally.

We know we cannot do our work without the help of many donors and partners. I would like to thank each and every person that has contributed to Ashraful Aid in any way – may you be rewarded abundantly for your assistance and sacrifice.






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