Our online store was closed for three weeks in August and September, therefore we have decided to pool the collection from the sale of our bags for these 2 months and choose only one charity.
In November 2016, our charity of the month was the Myanmar Emergency Appeal by Muslim Aid. Recent events, however, made us realize that help is needed more than ever for our Rohingya brothers and sisters in Myanmar. This time, we have chosen the Human Relief Foundation (HRF) as our charity of the month.
The specific appeal we have chosen is the Rohingya Emergency Appeal.
The Rohingya have suffered years of persecution in Myanmar, and UN figures indicate that over 85,000 have arrived in Bangladesh following the violence. So far most other nations are reluctant to help, save a few such as Bangladesh and Turkey.
HRF are helping by providing food packs, installing water wells and pumps to ensure clean water supply and running medical camps in Bangladesh for the refugees arriving at the border. Medical doctors, nurses and helpers aid up to 80 vulnerable people in on day, prescribing patients check-ups and prescriptions.
You can visit the HRF website here or their Facebook page here, to learn more about their wonderful efforts and how you can help. Give to another in need and Insyaa Allah, help will be there for us when we are in need.
Jazakumullahu khair to our purchasers!