What does the charity do?
Established in 2006, Caravan of Mercy is an international aid and development charity which aims to alleviate poverty and human suffering around the world. Encouraged by our Islamic faith and directed by our ethics, we strive to support and directly assist millions around the world. We hope to fulfil our ambitions by: Providing clean and safe water and sanitation facilities by installing hand pumps, tube wells and bore holes. Building and reconstructing mosques, education centres and sponsoring their day to day running and maintenance. Sponsoring orphans and widows ensuring their physical and spiritual well-being. Initiating Self Sustaining Projects (SSP) to help the poor and needy break out of the cycle of dependency.
We Operate a 100% Donation Policy.
Caravan of Mercy guarantees a 100% donations policy. All donations received are spent solely for what they were intended for. Not a single penny is deducted for administration, marketing or for any other purpose. For example: If a donor donates £100 with the intention of helping an orphan, Caravan of Mercy will ensure that the entire £100 is used for Orphans only.
How do we operate?
The humanitarian work carried out by Caravan of Mercy is performed under the supervision of scholars (Ulemah) who ensure transparency and accountability in all aspects of the charity. Donations are handled and allocated stringently as to ensure Zakat, Sadaqah, Lillah and other specified funds are spent correctly.
Who pays for our admin costs?
Since the charity’s inception in 2006, not a single penny has ever been deducted for fundraising or administration costs.
All the charity’s operational costs are covered by:
• ‘Lillah’ donations specified for administration. The charity has a separate account for its administration fund to ensure the 100% donations policy is maintained.
• Tax reclaimed from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme. This allows taxpayers to increase the value of their donation by 25%. This additional money is allocated to the charity’s administration fund.
Note: Not all funds in the administration account are used for administration. Surplus Gift aid funds are transferred to the charity’s relief account.