Economic Development

Empowering social mobility.

Economic Development

More people live on less than $1.25 a day that live in the United States of America, Pakistan, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Canadan, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom combined.

Children living in poverty today outnumber the populations of the United States of America, Indonesia, Brazil and Bangladesh combined.  

So many children die due to poverty that it is like the entire population of Somerset, NJ, died over and over again every single day.

Economic development is about empowering individuals and communities with new knowledge and skills they can use to pull themselves out of poverty. Vocational training and other programs combine to enable beneficiaries to earn more to support themselves and to contribute more to society.

At Baitulmaal, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to better their conditions for themselves as well as their families and communities. This belief drives us to provide vocational training and other economic development programs to impoverished communities around the world. 

We need your help to continue providing economic development programs to those who cannot afford it because we cannot afford not to.  

If you share our belief in the universal good of empowering opportunities for economic advancement for the disadvantaged in impoverished countries, then support this important work with a generous donation today. 

Below are economic development projects you can support.

Facts about Economic Development

  • 6 billion people live on less than $10 a day
  • 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day
  • 1.3 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day
  • 1 billion children are living in poverty
  • 22,000 children die every day due to poverty 
  • 1.6 billion people live without electricity 
  • 640 children live without adequate shelter 
  • 15% of the world’s population remain vulnerable to poverty

News & Updates

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130,200 Meals Delivered in War-Torn Syria

1,000 recently internally displaced families receive much-needed food assistance IDLIB, SYRIA, October 22, 2019 -- Baitulmaal, an international humanitarian relief organization, distributed 130,200 meals in war-torn Syria through ready-to-eat food packages. Baitulmaal...

Nationwide Tour with Cricketer Younis Khan

DALLAS, TX, August 26, 2019 -- Baitulmaal, an international humanitarian relief organization, is launching a nationwide tour featuring record-breaking cricketer Younis Khan coming to cities from October 18 to November 5. Younis Khan is the former captain of the...

133,200 Meals, 200 Hygiene Kits for Yemen

The New York Times is calling the situation in Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and lists Baitulmaal among highly rated charities providing aid in Yemen.  The United Nation’s 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview estimates that 17.8 million Yemenis don’t know...