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Long After Apartheid, Inequality Lingers

Long after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains a country with deep inequalities. More than half of the country lives below the national poverty line, and one in four people suffers hunger on a regular basis. Poverty is heavily centered in black communities.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of South Africa are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better South Africa a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$100 can provide food aid for a family 

$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors

$500 can open education access for children in need

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities


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Islamic Relief’s Dedication to South Africa

Islamic Relief opened an office in South Africa in 2003, and has overseen education and health programs geared towards alleviating poverty in the region, providing education support to children, and helping children affected by HIV and AIDS.

Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across South Africa

  • Supporting the construction of an oncology ward for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
  • Equipping high school students with proper classroom desks
  • Improving access to education for more than 400 children across three townships

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer.  You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!

We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.