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Awqaf South Africa donates R500,000 to flood-stricken KwaZulu Natal Funds directed to water infrastructure support

LOCAL NGO, Awqaf SA, will be donating R500,000 to water infrastructure projects in the flood-stricken KwaZulu Natal.

With infrastructure badly damaged, one of the ironies of the disaster – is that despite there being water all around – there will be a pressing need for clean supplies to prevent water-borne diseases.

One of the positive spin-offs of the project is that communities will be able to have access to potable water via boreholes and reliable reticulation systems.

The money was made available through returns from the Awqaf SA Disaster Relief Waqf Fund. A Waqf is a Prophetically-defined and inspired social investment. It is based on a core investment, designed for the public benefit.

“As the core investment remains intact, a Waqf becomes a sustainable and a viably long-term institution. This means that the Awqaf SA Disaster Relief Waqf is not a shrinking resource, but in reality a growing one; one that will be able to benefit us for generations to come,” says Shiraz Gany, Chairman.

“We encourage people to invest in our Disaster Relief Waqf fund, to #SharetheCare, to grow it more so it can benefit even more needy South Africans during disasters. The importance of growing these Waqf investments is that in emergencies we have immediate access to funds.

“Another critical aspect of a targeted Waqf is that it can act as a necessary socio-economic shock-absorber, giving us resilience and the ability to respond and intervene in times of crisis,” he said.

For More information:
Mickaeel Collier
+27822164269
mickaeel@awqafsa.org.za