National Zakat Foundation Blog
16 March 2019

Poverty took away my dignity, but NZF gave it back to me

Ali is an elderly Egyptian man who lives in the UK with his daughter and son-in-law. When they couldn’t afford to buy him clothes, they turned to the National Zakat Foundation for support. Here’s how NZF made Ali feel like he’d regained his dignity. Have you ever been to Egypt? When you visit the ‘real’…

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4 March 2019

NZF kept me and my daughter safe from drug dealers

When Hawa, a single mother and a refugee from Iraq, found herself living next door to a drug dealer who made her life extremely difficult, even the police and council couldn’t help her. She turned to NZF for practical and financial support so she and her daughter could live in peace again. This is how…

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18 February 2019

NZF changed my life with £85

Muhammad was a domestic violence victim. When he was 18 years old, he managed to escape his father’s brutal beatings, but it left him homeless without any support from family or friends. Find out how NZF changed his life by giving him just £85. For the longest time, I thought it was normal for your…

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6 February 2019

Polio ruined my life, so NZF helped me build a new one

After contracting Polio as a baby, Jamilah was diagnosed with Post-Polio Syndrome. The condition weakened her muscles until she couldn’t walk, and in order to lead a normal life, she desperately needed a mobility scooter. But she couldn’t afford one. Find out how the National Zakat Foundation supported Jamilah so she could build a successful…

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1 February 2019

Grenfell Together

On January 24th, 2019, the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit (GMRU) hosted its final event – Grenfell Together. The event brought together the families, staff, volunteers, funders, and partners of the GMRU to reflect on our milestones and consider the wider social issues revealed by the Grenfell tragedy. Panel sessions featured survivors, campaigners and charity workers…

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21 January 2019

NZF believed in me. Now I’m living my dream.

Relocating to the UK from France was supposed to be simple for Sarah. In her country, she was a well-paid teacher. But when she arrived here, she struggled to find a job and before long, she found herself having to choose between paying the rent and buying food. This is how the National Zakat Foundation…

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