Income Generation Projects Update 2013

    '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

    From December 2012 to May 2013, Ummah Welfare Trust has administered and completed the following income generation schemes:


    • 17 heads of families each received a cycle rickshaw
    • 8 heads of families were each provided a cow for milkig and rearing
    • 3 female heads of households each received a sewing machine
    • A pharmacy was established for a doctor
    • A general store was set up for an unemployed father.

    36 widows were given support in becoming self-employed. New small businesses included honey making, cattle breeding, a sewing workshop, a bakery and office administration.

    In Sunderban, 31 widows were helped in establishing a small business.

    525 widows and poor mothers were each provided with a sewing machine.

    Total IGP Expenditure from December 2012 to May 2013: £86,423.60