Ramadan is a particularly challenging time for many who struggle to make ends meet. The sad reality is that so many people are not able to provide their families with the basic necessities. As a result, they are not able to fully embrace the beauty of the blessed month as they are too busy trying to figure out how they will bring the next meal to the table. We wanted to find a way that could help alleviate their troubles and found a local charity that did just that.
Sadagaat Charity organization is a local charity based in Sudan that has been active in assisting vulnerable groups within the food, health, water, and education sectors for more than 15 years.
They run an annual ‘Ramadan Bags’ project whereby they provide families in need with packages containing food essentials to get them through the holy month of Ramadan. Each bag contains basic ingredients such as oil, sugar, flour, lentils and more to enable them to prepare their meals.
In 2012 and 2013 COS raised money to support Sadagaat in this initiative which successfully managed to feed several households. We are very thankful to everyone who donated to this project that has brought so many families relief during these difficult times.
It has been great to see many other local charities are starting to undertake similar projects, which we plan to support in future.