Secure Livelihoods


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Key Facts

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $2 a day

1 in 10 children are forced to work worldwide.

828 million people go to bed hungry.

Lift Communities Out of Poverty

Livelihoods matter. A steady stream of income positively impacts families. They have basics like food and water. A home. Children attend school. Women thrive. And families live full and promising lives for generations to come.
Unfortunately, in developing countries, many individuals have the skills and enthusiasm to work, but sadly, lack the opportunities. Their circumstances plague their hopes and dreams. COVID-19 has further affected the livelihoods of the underprivileged, causing 71 million additional people to live in poverty. Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will bear the brunt, witnessing the largest rise in extreme poverty.
Women and girls are often more likely to live in poverty than men usually because of little or no education, lack of access to well-paying work, and in turn lower wages.

Being financially dependant, they also face an increased risk of violence and sexual exploitation.
At Muslim Hands, we believe in empowering communities. Being privileged Muslims and staying true to our Islamic teachings, we consider it our duty to help our brothers and sisters trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty.
Our Livelihood Programs include hope shops for widows, livestock distributions, and vocational skills training, including sewing workshops. Through our programs, we strive to provide the underprivileged with sustainable ways to support themselves and their families.

Give hope, empower women and communities

Donate To Livelihood Projects


Muslim Hands Vocational Training Center in Attock, Pakistan

This past April, through the generous donation of of Dr.Farooq Masud Chaudhry and Dr. Bushra Farooq, Muslim Hands opened a vocational training center in Attock, Pakistan, providing a diverse range of courses including stitching & tailoring, hand-embroidery, computer programming, plumbing, electrician skills training and mobile repairing.

Since it’s inception just 6 months ago, the center has successfully trained over 150 beneficiaries, making a meaningful impact on the lives of those seeking valuable skills and opportunities.

By providing a chance to those with the enthusiasm to generate an income for themselves, we are investing in individuals to empower themselves and their community.

With your support, we can continue to transform the lives of our beneficiaries, arming them with the skills they need provide for their families and live a life of dignity and respect.

Livelihoods Fund

Hope Shops for Widows

33-year old Roqaya is a mother of 4 children; she lost her fifth child, Abdulwadoud, to malaria when he was only 9. Roqaya lost her husband while she was still pregnant with her youngest, since then she has moved in with her mother-in-law; Faitbelco.

Fatibelco worked as a nurse treating foreigners, earning enough money to buy a house so that she, her 5 children, and 20 grandchildren could live. Now that she is older, she has been worried about being able to provide for Roqaya and her grand-children.

Thanks to a generous gift from a donor, we were able to provide Royaqa with her very own Hope Shop, where she will sell local goods, produce, and pantry staples to her community, allowing her to earn a modest income so that she can support her family.

A Hope Shop can change the lives of women like Royaqa and Faitbelco for years to come, allowing them the ability to look after themselves and their children without worrying about making ends meet. 

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Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).