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What is the Mustadafin Foundation?

Mustadafin Foundation is a Non Profit Organisation that works across the Western Cape to uplift destitute communities. Through education, feeding schemes, health care programs, youth interventions and skills development, we empower impoverished people to reach self sufficiency, self reliance and independence. We encourage every person to participate in the development of our broader community, standing for dignity for all people.

You too can make a difference by contributing your expertise, your time or your funds... If every man helps his neighbour, then who will need help?

Our History

Mustadafin Foundation was established in 1986 in response to political unrest and violence in Crossroads, Cape Town which had a devastating effect on the local community, particularly women and children. A group of concerned friends started to provide services such as accommodation, food and clothing, medical care and trauma counseling.

Its growth has been outstanding because of the dedication and support from the Muslim community.

From inception, the Mustadafin Foundation has been successfully involved in supporting development in townships and has extended its services beyond the borders of the Cape whenever Disaster has struck.

We have established:

  • 22 preschools
  • Dawah/Madrassa centers
  • Three Jamaat Khaana’s /Islamic Community Centers
  • Feeding Schemes that provide for 15 000 men, women and children daily,
  • Annual Food Parcels distributions on Eid & Christmas for 3000 families
  • Programmes addressing HIV/AIDS/Cancer and TB education & care
  • Disaster Relief Programs
  • Adult Literacy Programs
  • A bursary programme for tertiary students in need
  • A partnership with Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb for accessible alternative community health care
 

Did you know that Mustadafin …

  • Is recognised as one of the top five welfare and relief organisations in South Africa.
  • Feeds 15 000 people daily.
  • Has successfully sent 150 street children back to school.
  • Was awarded Community Builder of the Year in 2005.
  • Provided relief to 28 500 people during the 2008 Xenophobia attacks in the Western Cape.
  • Was awarded Lead SA hero of the month in July 2013