Distributing Vegetable Parcels for Poor Gaza 2021
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places in the world. An area of less than 360 square kilometers is home of more than 2 million people. Suffering is deepening in Palestine as its economy continues to deteriorate and rising poverty levels and increasing environmental degradation exact a heavy toll, according to the latest statistics.
Gaza Strip is slowly approaching a real humanitarian catastrophe, as the poverty rate among Palestinian families has reached 65%, the unemployment rate is 46.6%, and more than 70% of Palestinian families depend on the humanitarian aid provided to them by the charity institutions and philanthropists. As more than 80% of Palestinian families suffer from food insecurity.
The extremely difficult humanitarian conditions that the Gaza Strip is going through requires the greatest efforts and contribution to alleviating the impact of the blockade and for improving the living conditions and life of our people in the Gaza Strip, and from here it is necessary to provide a hand of assistance and support to the poor and needy families, especially in difficult times. And its relief at a time when they are unable to meet the needs of their children and their families from indispensable supplies such as food and drink.
Therefore, we prpose this project to help our brothers in the Gaza Strip, to protect the poor children, to have mercy for the elderly and needy people from poverty and need, and to preserve their dignity from the humiliation of sking others for help, to protect those who live a harsh economic life in which they have no fault except that they are in a besieged Strip in which there is no work.
In light of the blockade of Gaza and the negative effect of Corona for the second year, the Strip does not need more economic and social pressures resulting from the Israeli attacks and their targeting of the destruction of infrastructure, as well as the demolition of residential buildings, workshops and factories.
Therefore, Palestinian Orphan Home Association strives to implement the project of providing vegetable parcels for poor families, in order to meet the humanitarian needs of the poor and needy. Through which we hope that the beneficiary families will be able to secure thier basic requirements of the basic vegetables.
Thousands of poor families don’t have food. They suffer from hunger and need, and the inability to meet these needs is an obsession that plagues the head of the family and psychologically affects all family members.
Palestinian Orphan Home Association implements from time to time a project to distribute parcels of fresh vegetables to poor and needy families, where parcels containing the basic needs of each family are distributed.
This project comes to alleviate the suffering of poor families, as some families do not find their sustenance, so we hope that God Almighty that we will be a part in relieving them and making them feel that we are close to them. This is to alleviate their suffering and eliminate their hunger. The association do all the efforts to provide everything it can to alleviate the sufferigns of our people in light of the economic situation that left huge numbers of the poor and needy.
Through this project, work will be done to help poor and needy families to enable them to obtain basic vegetables, and the contents of the package are diversified to include other different types of vegetables. The project will be implemented in all governorates of the Gaza Strip to work on selecting the most needy families.
Project objectives and outputs
Contributing to securing basic necessities for poor and needy families by providing parcels of vegetables once every two weeks to them, which helps improve the social and living conditions.
Expected special goals
• Supporting poor and needy families by providing them with a package of vegetables، which contributes to alleviating their suffering and the suffering of their children.
• Providing food and basic vegetables for poor and needy families.
• Improving the nutritional and health status of the families benefiting from the project.
• Drawing smiles on the faces of children and the deprived after they lost them in light of the bitter conditions that the Palestinian people are going through in the Gaza Strip.
• Supporting poor farmers by purchasing their various vegetable products.
It is expected that vegetable parcels that will be distributed cost $ 20 per month, so that the beneficiary families can obtain a vegetable parcel every two weeks, the family is expected to benefit over a period of three months,
Locally produced quantities of vegetables are purchased according to the agricultural season. The variety of vegetables contains basic vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, etc. Then these quantities will be into portions in parcels taking into account that the parcel is sufficient for at least two weeks.
Dear brothers :
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfills his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone covers up a Muslim (his sins), Allah will cover him up (his sins) on the Resurrection Day”.
Dear brothers, we present this important project to you, hoping that you will contribute in funding it
To help the poor who are unable to meet the minimum requirements of life, let us work together to help them, support them, and alleviate their suffering together.
God bless you and reward you all the best
Palestinian Orphan Home Association
Gaza Strip – Palestine