Image: A woman sweeps the historic Kherur Mosque in West Bengal, India
Little Giving Journal, December 2022 · 3 minute read
Charity Fatimah have set up a network for distributing a daily subsistence of vegetables in poor areas of West Bengal, to facilitate daily sadaqah on behalf of donors.
The trust based in Forest Gate (London) distributes vegetables across 60 villages in eight districts of West Bengal. A network of local maktabs (elementary schools for learning to read the Quran) sort the vegetables and help facilitate distribution to recipient homes.
Many villagers, in the areas where the trust works, live below the poverty line (25p a day) and stay in makeshift huts made of wood and plastic sheeting.
Currently 550 families receive vegetables every day. About 20% of that is through donations from Little Giving users.
Image: Vegetables being sorted at a maktab for distribution
Image: Students carry sorted bags of vegetables for distribution
Image: Volunteers leave bags of vegetables at the entrance of homes
You can contribute to this project by selecting Charity Fatimah as one of the charities you give to daily on Little Giving.
Charity Fatimah also work in rural areas of Rajasthan, Bihar and Assam, distributing cooked food (including aqiqah), clothes, blankets (during the winter) and tarpaulin (during the rainy season). They can be contacted on 07939 029769.
Little Giving is a free service that helps you give a few pence in sadaqah every day. We hand-pick causes that we would donate to ourselves and then work with those charities to facilitate small daily donations from our users. See our FAQs for more details.
Note: Faces have been blurred to preserve the dignity of recipients.