Preserving their Honour

    ‘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.’

    - Sahih al-Bukhari

    Ummah Welfare Trust believes in restoring dignity and self-confidence amongst poor and struggling Muslims. The charity’s income generating projects allow autonomy and self-sufficiency. Families can secure regular income with which the can buy food and medicines.

    In 2012 so far, Ummah Welfare Trust has administered the following income generation schemes:


    475 widows received sewing machines and 43 male heads of households received donkeys and carts.


    1000 goats were distributed in Somalia. Two hundred herding families each received 5 goats.


    20 heads of families each received cycle rickshaws.


    16 heads of households (including many widows) have benefitted in income generation schemes ranging from providing livestock and sewing machines to setting up kiosks.


    52 heads of families received cycle rickshaws


    13 widows have been helped in business start-ups. Generations projects varied from cattle breeding to beekeeping.


    2 unemployed fathers have each received tuk tuk rickshaws to help them earn an income for their families.