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LOME, TOGO July 31, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 1,375 meals to impoverished families in Togo as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.
Approximately 275 families living in Lome, Koumonde, and Sokode were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered cows.
The beneficiaries included orphan families and people living with disabilities, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“Many of the children were vulnerable orphans who lost everything,” said Sohail. “Our donors stepped up and provided them with fresh meat during the celebratory time of Eid.”
According to the World Food Programme, 1.3 million people in Togo require humanitarian assistance and 23.8 percent of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition.
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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