What does the charity do?
Established in 2006, Caravan of Mercy is an international aid and development charity which aims to alleviate poverty and human suffering around the world. Encouraged by our Islamic faith and directed by our ethics, we strive to support and directly assist the poor and needy around the world. We hope to fulfil our ambitions by: Providing clean and safe water and sanitation facilities by installing hand pumps, tube wells and bore holes; Building and reconstructing community/education centres and mosques, and sponsoring their day to day running and maintenance; Sponsoring orphans and widows to provide for their physical and spiritual well-being; Initiating Self Sustaining Projects (SSP) to help the poor and needy break out of the cycle of dependency; Providing emergency relief to those struck by disasters, like floods, war and famine.
We operate a 100% Donations Policy.
Caravan of Mercy guarantees a 100% donations policy. All donations are spent on the projects they were intended for - nothing is deducted for administration, marketing or for any other purpose. For example: If a donor donates £100 to the Food Distribution project, Caravan of Mercy will ensure that the entire £100 is used to feed the poor and needy.
How do we operate?
The humanitarian work carried out by Caravan of Mercy is performed under the supervision of scholars (Ulemah) who ensure transparency and accountability in all aspects of the charity. Donations are managed and allocated stringently to ensure Zakaat, Sadaqah, Lillah and other specified funds are spent in line with the rules set out for each of those categories of charity.
Who pays for our admin costs?
Since the charity’s inception in 2006, not a single penny has ever been deducted for fundraising or administration costs.
All the charity’s operational costs are covered by:
• Lillah donations specified for administration.
• Tax reclaimed using the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme is allocated to the charity’s administration fund.
Note: Surplus Gift Aid funds are allocated to the charity’s relief projects.