The Self Sustaining or Self Supporting Projects (SSP) are an important part of what Caravan of Mercy is all about. We have for many years been using your generous donations to improve the lives of families in India and Bangladesh. We have now started our humanitarian efforts in West Africa as well.
Caravan of Mercy used your donations in Northern Ghana in order to help poor widows and other single women who do not have a bred winner to support them and their families. They were given approximately £150 each as gifts, on your your behalf, so that she could start their own businesses according to the fields they were most confident in.
This lady used her money to start her dry foods selling business.
This lady purchased a fridge to store food for her business of selling drinks.
Some women where given sewing machines and cloth to earn money as a seamstress.
These women were given grain to sell.
This lady invested her money in buckets in order to sell them to the public.
Pictures from the Self Sustaining project in the Sunamganj district of Bangladesh.
With your generous donations 175 poor any needy individuals including widows were provided either rickshaws, Milking cows, Sewing machines or Rowing boats.
30 weddings were also arranged for.
To donate call 0116 2763344 or CLICK HERE to donate!
Thanks to your donations we are able to find poor girls who are looking for a husband. Their family find them a similar man and we give them clothing for the Nikah (wedding) as well as essentials to help start a home such as pots and pans, bedding, a bucket, suitcase, footwear etc.
The young couple are also given tools to help them earn a living. The young men are given either a cycle rickshaw to be used as a taxi or cycle rickshaw designed to carry goods. Or they could be given a boat to start them earning a livelihood. The girls may be given a sewing machine with training on the basics of tailoring. Without the training, they may give up and sell the sewing machine.
Inshallah, Molana Ebrahim, another brother from Sajid Chaus of Leicester and 2 more volunteers from London, Asif Sheikh (Standford Hill) & Yusuf Mangera (Clapton) are due to travel to Bangladesh and India this month (25th January 2013) for 9 days.
The main objective of this trip is to commence the SSPs (Self Sustaining progects) in and around our bases which are Sunamganj, Sirajganj and Kurigram (Bangladesh). And in and around our base, Lalpur, Mathurapur, in West Bengal, India. The four man party is due to land in Dhaka on the 24th January 2013. From there they should travel north to Sunamganj via Sylet.
The last destination of the tour will be Delhi to organise the shipment of Qurans and other literature for Caravan Of Mercy to be sent to West Africa.
Sunamganj, Bangladesh, is close to the Indian border (Meghalaya state). The villages are very poor, backward and remote with abject poverty. This will be the fouth year that Caravan Of Mercy has been conducting SSPs (Self Supporting Projects) in this area.
Past intiates include;
The intallation of water pumps,
The buiding, maintenance of the Hazrat Abu Bakr Orphanage (which at present homes 175 ophans and has 5 Maktabs (schools))
Ramadhan food distribution.
Winter blankets distribution.
* Any-one wishing to donate to any of these projects can do so now can do so now on-line HERE or by visiting our office in Leicester or by making a card payment by phoning 01162763344
Caravan of Mercy run numerous projects in Bangladesh, such as building water wells, running of schools/Makaatib, orphan sponsor, and self supporting projects. Most of our projects are carried out in the deprived districts – Sunamgunj, Sirajgunj, Kurigram and Dinajpur.