Iftar Appeal – Sierra Leone 2019 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 10 April to 01 June 2019
Beneficiary: Destitute individuals in Sierra Leone
TOTAL FUNDS:  Approximately 19,000.00 ZAR (Zakaah) to One Nation     

Approximately 60 percent of Sierra Leoneans live below the national poverty line. Remaining among the world’s poorest nations, ranking 180 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index. Poverty rates in rural areas are more than twice as high as in urban areas. Food poverty has increased significantly with particularly large increases in rural areas, the East and the North of the country. Almost half of all child deaths in Sierra Leone are caused by malnutrition. GBP1,000.00 was donated on 23 May 2019 and distributed to underprivileged individuals on 28 May 2019 in Newtown, Sierra Leone via One Nation UK. COH hopes to continue with this appeal during the next Ramadaan, God-Willing.