East Africa Disaster Relief

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Africa has seen it’s share of both natural and man-made disasters. East Africa in particular has in recent years and months been especially hard hit with entire spectrum of devastation including drought, famine, flooding, and civil unrest. Baitulmaal has been on the front lines since our inception, and has tirelessly worked to aid the people and the region with as much support as possible on behalf of our generous donors.

Baitulmaal has delivered countless boxes of food, general aid, clothing, and meat during the days of Eid benefitting hundreds of thousands these many years. In addition we have dug both shallow and bore-hole wells combined with dispatching water trucks on a regular basis to bring the life-sustaining liquids to desperate and remote villagers who otherwise would have gone without entirely. Our representatives have watched the victims of these disasters die in their very presence, reinforcing both the gravity and importance of the work we do. Please select from the categories below to read more about the work we have been doing and support with a generous contribution today.

 Our Objectives

  1. To alleviate the suffering of victims of disasters such as famines, floods, earthquakes, and other man-made disasters by providing emergency disaster relief in the form of food, shelter, health and hygiene products among others to victims regardless of race, religion, and nationality.
  2. To Support Orphan children by building orphanages, supporting existing ones, provide scholarships where the children can grow up and get education opportunities. These will enable these orphans become community builders and contributing citizens to their nation.
  3. Provide drinking water to communities affected by shortages by digging water wells, boreholes, and delivery of water to villages using water trucks.
  4. Create and support medical clinics and camps in the underserved areas of North Eastern Kenya and South Somalia
  5. Raise resources for promotion of the organization
  • Emergency Disaster Relief
  • Education
  • Access to Water
  • Health
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Emergency disaster relief

emer1 Responded to all major emergencies , i.e famine , floods, disease outbreaks, IDPs due to inter clan clashes by distributing essential items both food and non-food.

Seasonal food support- Baitulmaal provides food and nutritional support to the orphanage centers , IDPs and other vulnerable groups during festive seasons in the Islamic calendar , such as IDD-ul-Fitr, IDD-ul- Adha, Ramadan, etc.

 

 

 

 

Education

edu1Built and operate a primary school – Furqan Academy in Wajir, Kenya for the last 15 years. The school has an enrollment of over 800 children nursery (Pre-K) through 8th grade. One of the best performing schools in the region in the last Kenya certificate of primary examination last year. The school has produced exemplary students in discipline and ethics in the region. The objective of the school is to enhance access to quality of education in the region

 

 

edu2Established an orphanage to support the nurturing and education of orphans with over 60 -150 orphans since 2004. The orphans get free boarding and education till completion of high school. The objective of the orphanage is to give basic level of education and support to extremely poor orphans who otherwise will not be in school. The orphans who joined at the age of 3 have finished university and are now successful contributing members to the same society.

 

 

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Orphan scholarship program- Found that many of the orphans drop out of secondary school before completing their high school certificates. In the last 2 years we’ve supported about 60 orphans , some who are graduates from the orphanage to stay in school by paying most of their fees.

High school program- In the last 2 years, we’ve started the construction of a high school next to the primary school to provide a pathway from the primary school upwards to the orphans.

 

 

 

Access to water

wwbm1 wwbm2  Digging of shallow wells- Baitulmaal has funded the implementation of over 100 shallow wells in North Eastern Kenya and Somalia in the last 10 years. There are several wells ongoing at

this time.

 

Boreholes – Baitulmaal has funded the drilling of one borehole in Somalia

Water trucking – Baitulmaal has funded the trucking of water to remote villages and outposts in northern Kenya, especially Wajir county. Baitulmaal has purchased and stationed one water bowser truck for these purpose  as well as providing fuel for government issued trucks to ensure communities do not suffer during extreme weather, droughts and famine

Construction of tanks and water troughs for communities- Baitulmaal has supported multiple communities build water troughs so that water for people and animals are not wasted.

Health

bmhealth1 bmhealth2 bmhealth3 bmhealth4Interventions during floods and outbreaks- Baitulmaal local team responded to floods and possibility of disease outbreaks in remote parts of Wajir county in collaboration with the ministry of health and Save the Chi

Medical clinics- Baitulmaal sponsored an urgently needed medical clinic in Wajir Hospital that ran for 3 days. 10 doctors and nurses were airlifted from Nairobi, provided with free boarding, lodging and logistics.  Over 200 people received treatment and about 10 surgeries were performed.

Donation of medical equipments and drugs- Baitulmaal donated assorted drugs, treated nets and other items to health facilities in northern Kenya region.

Sanitary support through construction of toilets for schools- Built sanitary toilets for schools that were in operation for years but had not latrines

Microfinance /Sustainable development

bmfinance1 bmfinance2 bmfinance3 bmfinance4Interventions during floods and outbreaks- Baitulmaal local team responded to floods and possibility of disease outbreaks in remote parts of Wajir county in collaboration with the ministry of health and Save the Chi

Medical clinics- Baitulmaal sponsored an urgently needed medical clinic in Wajir Hospital that ran for 3 days. 10 doctors and nurses were airlifted from Nairobi, provided with free boarding, lodging and logistics.  Over 200 people received treatment and about 10 surgeries were performed.

Donation of medical equipments and drugs- Baitulmaal donated assorted drugs, treated nets and other items to health facilities in northern Kenya region.

Sanitary support through construction of toilets for schools- Built sanitary toilets for schools that were in operation for years but had not latrines

Poultry farming groups – Set up 6 poultry sheds in 3 different villages for 6 women groups comprising of 15-20 members. The groups were trained for a 4 days on how to rear chicken in a poultry and on financial management skills