Sustainable Livelihoods

“Who will lend Allah a goodly loan so that He can increase it many times?”

(Qur’an 2:245)

Islamic Relief aims to give people a chance to stand on their own feet. We could give out food, water, shelter to people for years on end – or we can help them once by supporting them to start their own business.

From widows struggling to support their orphaned children, to families who have lost everything in floods or wars, one donation to Livelihoods Solutions could help countless people.

98% Repayment on loans

When one person is able to earn a regular income an entire family benefits. When one business start-up loan is repaid – and 98% of our interest-free loans are repaid – the money is then used to help another family.

A single donation is recycled to help family after family, helping people to earn for themselves for years to come which is a form of sadaqah jariyah (ongoing charity).

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: sadaqah jariyah (ongoing charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” (Muslim)

Give now and the reward could outlive you for many years to come.

Livelihoods projects