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JEEBIKA – Livelihood Development

JEEBIKA – Livelihood Development

Objectives

The program is being implemented in order to ensure sustainable socio-economic development of the poor and needy.

Strategies

Through conducting a baseline survey, the Zakat-deserving households are identified and grouped in Grass-Roots Organization (GRO) comprising 25-30 families. They open a joint bank account and a certain amount of Zakat money for each family is deposited to their account. Besides they are advised to form a savings fund.

Activities

The group members, with a view to doing business can take interest-free fund from their joint account. After engaging in business as per shariah rule, the members can deposit some protion as savings in their own account. The project also provides other services like healthcare, safe water & sanitation facilities, child & adult education, skill development training, awareness building etc. Thus, all the members are engaged in establishing a friendly society.

Any corporate business house may sponsor one or more Jeebika porjects under our Corporate Initiative for Poverty Alleviation (CIPA) policy.