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Muslim Aid’s Message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, Muslim Aid calls for a collaborative effort from governments and aid agencies to end the violence of extreme poverty, promote empowerment and provide opportunities for a better future for all.

Muslim Aid addresses poverty from many angles – from arranging emergency education for children in disaster and conflict-affected countries to providing skills-training to people living in impoverished conditions.  During the Horn of Africa crisis, Muslim Aid established many emergency schools so that the displaced children living in camps did not lose out on education in their prime years. Muslim Aid’s Microfinance programme also aims to reduce poverty by giving interest-free loans to individuals and small enterprises to get them out of poverty.

A spokesperson from Muslim Aid said: “Poverty alleviation is one of the key objects of Muslim Aid. With a recovery rate of 97%, Muslim Aid’s microfinance programme has proven to be an effective tool for empowering the poor, eradicating poverty and building a sustainable future. In keeping with our vision and mission, Muslim Aid will continue to support programmes aimed at eradicating poverty and helping communities to achieve their full potential”. 

Notes to editors

-       Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 27 years, Muslim Aid has delivered services in over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes, education and skills training, microfinance and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.

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