As part of the annual Zainabiyya day at the KSIMC of London, Stanmore, the Hujjat Ladies’ Seniors organised gift bags for their members/attendees. These usually comprise of a selection of presents such as a hijab and a perfume.
This year, the organisers decided to present a gift of a different kind, one which will benefit not only the recipients, but also those in need. The organisers donated two water wells in Kenya, in villages which lacks clean water and will greatly benefit from such donation.
Mumtaz bai, the head of the Ladies Senior Citizens Committee, said they wanted to give something that wasn’t a worldly gift but something that would contrinute to ongoing rewards in the form of Sadaqah Jaariya for the group.
The gift bags consisted of a certificate awarded to each attendee as testament to their contribution towards the wells.
It was extremely meaningful, on Zainabiyya day, for the community to be able to give back to those less fortunate in the world, namely the water deprived individuals who remind us of the basic human right that the family of the Ahlul Bayt (as) were deprived of on the desert plains of Karbala. The two wells were built in the remote areas of Harambee and Namasanda. These locations were picked based on an assessment of need in this region, and the wells will be accommodating approximately 750 people who live in these locally.
Providing clean and safe water to a community doesn’t just quench their thirst, it helps them with sanitation, cleaning, cooking and gives them the means to grow their own food and feed their livestock.
Since the event, many community members have been interested in donating towards wells to be built in their name or their family’s name, meaning more people now have access to clean water.
Donations can be made to our Ali Asghar Water Appeal, which works to provide water to communities in poverty stricken areas. You can donate to our Ali Asghar Water Appeal here.
One of our beneficiaries is Ali Hassan who lives in and runs the local mosques in the Nasanda area where the wells were built. Ali Hassan has expressed how the wells will benefit the local cattle keepers and farmers who previously suffered from loss of livestock due to lack of clean water accessibility in the past.
This well has also eased the lives of the aged in the community, like Ali Hassan’s mother, and they are especially thankful for this water supply as in the past they could not fetch and carry water from afar when they were alone.
You can also reap the benefits of this great Sadaqah Jaariyah project by donating a well in your name or the name of a loved one from as little as £150. You can find more information about our Ali Asghar Water Appeal here.