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Zakat Fund sponsors iftar meals for orphans

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(Photo: Zakat Fund's Facebook Page)

Amman — The Zakat Fund will provide iftar dinners for 5,000 orphans during Ramadan, the fund’s Director-General Abed Al-Smeirat told Al-Rai daily.اضافة اعلان

The fund had already held an iftar on Sunday for 200 orphans under its care in Amman, and will hold other iftars for orphans in various governorates, Smeirat said. The events had been suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families who normally receive a monthly payment from the fund will be given an additional 30JD for Eid Al-Fitr, to be disbursed a week before the holiday, Smeirat declared.

The fund helped settle the debts of 800 women, ranging from JD100 to JD1500, during this year’s Ramadan. In total, it has settled 7,500 debts worth JD4.5 million.

In addition, the fund provided grants of JD100 at the beginning of Ramadan to help students pay school fees. According to Smeirat, about 700 students benefited from this initiative.

The fund also launched a Ramadan campaign in cooperation with the zakat committees, distributing 40,000 food parcels and 9,000 coupons worth JD30 each.

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