Where the Money Goes
Over the past five years Islamic Relief Worldwide has received £2.44 million from TIC International Ltd as a result of clothes donated from the public. The money is used to support multiple projects that aid and assist beneficiaries around the world:
Bangladesh Micro Finance Project:
In Bangladesh, divorcees Mahmuda Begum and Rabeya Khatun struggled to find work as domestic help or day labourers to support their families. As single women, they were also vulnerable to attack.
Your recycled clothes provided the funding to give Mahmuda and Rabeya interest-free loans, which they used to buy equipment and livestock – now, they earn an income for themselves by spinning and rearing cows! Rather than eating just one small meal a day, they can now afford fish and vegetables and their families eat twice a day.