New Delhi, 04 Aug. 2021: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has launched a flagship ‘COVID-19 hand-holding project’, under the Sahulat Microfinance Society, for pandemic-hit distressed families to rebuild and restore their livelihoods. The project aims to help about 10,000 such people to get back on their feet in the first phase by this year. The funds will be raised through public donations. Beneficiaries include families and individuals whose businesses or families were severely affected during the pandemic period.
Inaugurating the project at a function held at the JIH HQRS in New Delhi on 30th July, Mr. Husaini said, “we are going through a very critical period. People have lost their jobs and businesses leaving millions of families on the verge of starvation.” “There is an urgent need for the well-wishers to come forward to bring the distressed people out of this crisis,” he added.
On this occasion, the JIH President also reminded that Jamaat’s doctors, paramedical teams and social workers did their best jobs to save millions of lives during this hard time. Appealing to all citizens, Mr. Husaini asked people to come forward to make those distressed people financially stable through donations.
Earlier, JIH Vice President Muhammad Jaffar has said that the cooperative system has proved to be very effective in resolving the financial crises during the COVID period. “So the same approach has been adopted for the implementation of the project,” he added.
Giving details of the project, Mr. Moazzam Naik, General Secretary of the Human Welfare Foundation, who heads the project, said “a separate bank account has been opened for this purpose. The whole process is transparent as donations can only be made through cheque or e-transfer.”
The Sahulat Microfinance Society is a registered voluntary non-political, non-profit making social service organization aiming to provide interest free micro finance options for reducing socio-economic disparities.
The project website and app were also launched on the occasion. Details of the project are available on them. Anyone can contribute through the app while needy can be identified by the app.
Mentioning about the project and the process, its website says “the process of the project will be, to explore the donations available among the domestic donors, any institutional fund available, CSR funds available in India and crowd funding among the general public.”
It further states, “the funds mobilized shall be disbursed under following methods; Sahulat will provide funds to the affiliated cooperative credit societies to be disbursed as recoverable livelihood loans. Livelihood grants shall be distributed by Human Welfare Trust and Human Welfare Foundation.”
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