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WAJIR, KENYA July 10, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 10,400 meals to impoverished families in Kenya as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.
Approximately 2,600 families living in Wajir county were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered sheep and goats. According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, women-headed households, people living with disabilities, and the elderly were prioritized.
“We were happy to see families smile and celebrate as they received their share of meat,” said Sohail. “Families in this region often earn as little as $2 a day due to drought-related economic hardships.”
The United Nations reports that after four successive failed rainy seasons, the people of Kenya have endured the worst drought in 40 years, causing many livestocks and livelihoods to be lost.
In addition to seasonal Islamic giving programs, Baitulmaal coordinates emergency aid efforts, water, hygiene and sanitation projects, orphan support programs and other humanitarian aid to under-served populations regardless of faith or nationality. To learn more or donate to these programs, visit Baitulmaal.org.
Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Texas, the charity has domestic offices and representatives in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
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