Islamic Relief knows how important it is for people to be able to celebrate Eid together properly, but we also have a vision of a world where poverty has been eradicated.

We run plenty of long-term programmes, such as developing sustainable livelihoods, improving the quality of education, installing rainwater harvesting systems to help communities adapt to a changing climate. We would like your help with these projects as well.

Sira and her family

Sira and her family

Sira Pierson works hard to support herself and her family. At 38, she is a mother to five and works as a subsistence farmer.

“This year has been worse because of the heavy rains that cause flooding,” she said.

“We have not been able to harvest enough. Every year we have a shortage of food. The children often cry from hunger but there is nothing much I can do.”

Islamic Relief set up a small scale fish farming and vegetable project with Sira and her community. Fish and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and protein, and helps people like Sira earn extra income.

“The harvest we did today was very encouraging. We harvested more fish than we have ever harvested and the income will help more families in the villages. I can see a bright future for us now.”