In South America over 17 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Millions of families barely have enough food, shelter and basic necessities to survive. Many children and their parents are forced to live on streets and enter into dangerous situations to provide for their families.
New Muslims often come from some of the most poverty-stricken communities in the region. For many increasing Islamophobia means that when they make the choice to enter into Islam they are often cut off from the little support they were getting from the wider community and are forced to survive on even less. For others the choice to practise their faith means they have to leave behind gangs and the extreme violence of the only family they have ever known. There are hundreds of converts who are escaping extreme violence, domestic abuse, hospitalisation and terrible family situations.
Since 2016, we have provided thousands of new Muslims with the food, shelter and financial support that they need to survive. Your Sadaqah and Zakat will mean that we can continue to reach more Muslims who live in extreme poverty across South America.