Objective:To provide financial support to workers of small businesses who lost their job in this pandemic, these are the people who have less than 15,000 BDT/month earning and are excluded from Government benefits/ aides.
250No. of population targeted
In these times of crisis due to Covid-19, Bangladesh will be at the brink of seeing a greater fall in the employment rate. So far the Bangladesh government has allocated a certain amount of money for many sectors, as for the garments based industries, the one who are export based/ oriented will only be receiving funds. In Bangladesh there is a vast number of SME Industries who operate for local retailers as well. As that category does not fall into the governments proposed relief fund project, the workers in such factories and companies will be struck hard with poverty, and they are in a state that they can neither be out about begging or ask for a replacement job. There is no deed better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. This Ramadan, let us allocate a portion from our zakaat fund for those unheard workers of Small Medium Businesses who had a salary of less than 15,000 bdt and has lost their job due to covid-19 job cut. These are the people who neither can beg, nor can receive support from anywhere else. We will also find workers who was ready to start his own business but now had to use up his savings to survive, if you want to support such particular worker, then please donate from the package below and help someone be self sustained. Together if we contribute we can help a lot of family stand back again, since we know: "Abu Hurairah (r.a.) reported Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s.) as saying: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim Vol. 4, Hadith 6264)" In this light of Islam, 1% Foundation seeks your help and generosity for the betterment of the community at such dire times. This initiative is supported by a SME, a start up itself, KOTHA - first social app of Bangladesh. JCI Dhaka Uptown is also associated to find the workers who lost job and distribute the fund among them. 1 Percent Foundation will make sure you Zakat is fully utilised in the right way.
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