Project Description

RAMADAN AND EID FOR EVERYONE

THIS RAMADAN 2019 BASMAH DISTRIBUTED IFTAR TO A TOTAL OF 40,000 FAMILIES INCLUDING ROHINGYA REFUGEES AND LOCAL BANGLADESHI COMMUNITIES

In this Ramadan 2019 atleast 370,000 Rohingya children have experienced their second Ramadan and Eid-Ul-Fitr away from their original hometowns. In this festive month associated with happiness and fulfillment, they were in hot, flimsy huts made of bamboo and plastic after fleeing horrific violence and cruelty in their own country, Myanmar. With survival being the only priority after witnessing extreme violence and injustice, these children and families could not even imagine festivities being a part of their lives again.

Since 2018, BASMAH has provided Ramadan food baskets to the impoverished Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi Locals in an attempt to shed some light into these dark times for them. Thousands of families have benefited from your generosity in this annual campaign

Once again this year, BASMAH USA partnered with Basmah foundation to make an effort towards this noble cause. BASMAH has employed people to cook fresh and nutritious Iftar meals prepared from scratch including juice, dates, salads, a main course, bread, pastries, and fruits. These meals were delivered to the Rohingya refugee population and their neighboring local communities in and around the refugee camps. These meals were received with dignity, a smile, and countless prayers for everyone who made this possible.

Each family were given $130 basic provisions which lasted them the month of Ramadan. A total of 40,000 families have received iftar provisions in 2019, all of it as a result of your kindness.

“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward” (At Tirmidhi)

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