Gift honey bees, change a life
Spread compassion this Ramadan. As Muslims, we’re instructed to tread gently on the Earth, and to leave behind a pure legacy. Help vulnerable people to make a living in this month of multiplied blessings, and reap the endless rewards of this beautiful ongoing charity.
"The believer is like a bee which eats that which is pure and wholesome and lays that which is pure and wholesome. When it lands on something, it doesn’t break or ruin it." (Ahmad)
$550– Provide a honey bee farm, reaping the blessings of this Sadaqah Jariyah.
Provide a person struggling to make a living with four hives, bees, equipment, and ongoing training to help them start a small and sustainable business selling honey, enabling them to support their families for years to come. Your donation can change a future this Ramadan.
Bringing life, livelihoods, and sweet blessings
Give mercy. With your help, we want to transform the lives of vulnerable families in the Bagh District in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where the unemployment rate is almost double that of Pakistan.
Bagh District is filled with forests, animals, agricultural land, flowers and herbs, making it ideal for bees and honey production. But most beekeepers in the area haven’t had formal training and produce very low yield.
It’s an opportunity for vulnerable people to lift themselves out of poverty, and a chance for you to give, while reaping the blessings of providing a sustainable livelihood for many years to come.
One small project, one mighty impact
When you give $550, you’ll be directly responsible for helping a vulnerable person to lift themselves – and their families - out of poverty. You’ll reap the multiplied reward of Ramadan, and every pot of honey that is produced will be your blessed legacy.
Your donation will provide a vulnerable person with four hives, safe equipment, training, and ongoing technical support to start a bee farm. We’ll help them to get exposure, hold exhibitions and help them market their honey.
Within just a few years, the farmers you support often triple their production to 12 or more hives. Some farmers who you supported five years ago are now thriving with more than 40 hives. 90% of farmers from this initiative have expanded to open more hives.
Because of the expert training we provide, and our commitment to preserving indigenous knowledge, a booming cottage industry has developed in the surrounding areas of Bagh District, where honey production and the necessary tools and equipment are now all locally made. Farmers, their families, and communities are enjoying improved lives, increased income and educational opportunities, and economic and environmental enhancement. So far, farmers have sold more than $1.8 million in honey through this initiative.
We’re very careful when selecting who will benefit, making sure that at least 30% will be female breadwinners or widows, 5% will be people with disabilities, 5% will be older people, and 25% will be students, who we’ll encourage to conduct research into beekeeping in the local region.
This project is Zakat-applicable and you can calculate what you owe with our easy-to-use Zakat calculator. Obligatory deeds performed in Ramadan reap seventy times the reward.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “…whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)
Our work in Pakistan
We’ve been changing lives in Pakistan for 17 years, and our beekeeping project has been helping farmers for eight years. Last year, we helped a total of 3,843,279 people, including 1,656,490 people in Pakistan through our flood response, as well as projects that provided sustainable clean water, livelihood training, education, solar-powered electricity, and food security. In 2022 alone, we helped a total of 1.1 million people through our safe water and sanitation projects.
Reap the multiplied blessings of this project this Ramadan. Give, change lives, and transform your own hereafter, inshallah.
Be a mercy.