Islamic Relief has been a household name around the world since 1984. During that time, we’ve been working with communities to lift people out of poverty and help transform the lives of millions by providing them with their basic rights.
None of it would be possible without the support of our generous donors around the world, and the thousands of our colleagues globally, who have committed their lives to doing this incredible work.
An integral part of the legacy we’ve been able to build over these 37 years, has been our amazing people on the ground who have joined us for this journey.
So, we’re reaching out to our colleagues in the field to ask them about what inspires them to do the work that they do, how they came to join what is now a global humanitarian organisation and what makes them #proudtobe a part of the communities at the heart of their work.
Part of ensuring that the team we’ve built genuinely works to serve those in need, is making certain that our colleagues in the field are local experts, who understand how best to serve the communities they themselves are part of. It is guaranteeing that when aid is provided, the dignity of our sisters and brothers around the world is sustained and that we’re able to provide the best of care.
Localisation is essential to our life-saving work, and these are just some of our incredible colleagues in Kenya who make it possible. Sharing what makes her #proudtobe from Kenya, is Zaytoon:
Zaytoon, staff at Islamic Relief Kenya