Site for aid distribution
The 470 building serves as a site of operation for The Zahra Foundation’s Iraq team to store, pack and distribute aid. This includes putting together and distributing one month family food parcels, disbursing grants to families to ease their financial burdens, conducting health screenings mobile medical clinics and social and cultural events. In this way, the site acts as a centre-point for local communities to travel to in order to collect aid.
Long-term development aid
The provision of necessities is beneficial in the short-term, however developmental aid is key to ensuring that families are able to pave their own way forward out of the cycle of poverty for future
generations. It is for this reason that The Zahra Foundation invests in livelihood programmes that bolster development including the provision of goods for trading, skills training and support with promotion.
The Zahra Foundation has a host of activities available for the orphans and widows under its care as well as the wider community to provide opportunities for self-sufficiency. This includes, but is not limited to, tailoring and the provision of sewing machines, producing products and handicrafts for sale and vocational training and literacy.