The island nation of Madagascar has a population of approximately 23 million. Lying off the South East coast of Africa, it remains one of most impoverished countries in the world. More than four-fifths of the population reportedly earn less than $1.25 a day.

    Madagascar was once a thriving Muslim settlement and actually derives its name from 'Madinatul Asgar,' the Little Madinah. Over 90% of its population were Muslims. That figure has sadly however dropped to around 15% today.

    Following a preliminary field visit to Madagascar in late 2016, Ummah Welfare Trust began grassroots relief efforts aimed at empowering isolated communities and reviving the religion.