The Lady Fatemah Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental and faith-based humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the world's poorest and lift them out of poverty with dignity. We believe that the eradication of poverty is not only a matter of conscience; it is a prerequisite for the security and prosperity of humanity at large and that freedom from poverty is a fundamental human right.
The charity's primary purpose is to undertake manageable and sustainable projects that can make a real difference to individuals and communities, enabling them to improve their lives. We help people in need to reduce their dependence on humanitarian aid and facilitate their transition to sustainable self-reliant, long-term development.
The world has never been as rich as it is today, yet over one billion people suffer from extreme poverty.
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Recent news and developments
- August 2012: War weary citizens in Iraq to receive solar ovens - During a recent visit to villages in the Najaf-Karbala region in Iraq, a the Lady Fatemah Trust trustee found that villagers use two methods for cooking: The majority of families, living in abject poverty, use open wood fires for cooking, heating and lighting while a slightly more affluent minority uses appliances fueled by kerosene. In the first phase of this project, LFT intends to provide families living in the following villages in the surroundings of Karbala: Barakat al-Zahra district, Al-Mahdiyeh Village One and Two, al-Nedhal Neighbourhood and al-Wala’ Neighbourhood as well as to families living on isolated desert farms. About 7000 solar panel cookers will be needed to provide every family in the region with a cooker. The cookers are an improved version of the standard Cookit solar cooker, made from plastic fluteboard, and manufactured by Matthew Rollins. The cost of each cooker will be £15, including transportation and administrative expenses. Total project cost will therefore amount to £105,000.00. More information...
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