The fight continues…
Poverty is real. Poverty robs people of their dignity, their self-worth, and their basic rights as a human, and yet we continue to allow extreme poverty to ravage the world. In Bangladesh alone, almost 13 million people still live below the poverty line, not knowing when their next meal will come. Children digging through waste dumps in the hope of a morsel of food.
Bangladesh has made significant progress in its fight to eradicate poverty, and has successfully reduced the number of people living below the poverty line, from 82% in 1972 to 13% in 2016.
The Medina Square
Salam Charity has begun its most ambitious project to date in Bangladesh; The Medina Square. The community being developed will comprise a mosque, shelter, academy, play area and a community center. It’s designed to lift an entire community out of poverty through sustainable development.
The journey has only begun…
The Medina Square is a community led initiative to provide housing, free education and healthcare in one of the poorest Sylhet. At the center of the village will be a brand new mosque and an academy. To ensure that the community at Medina Square can lead themselves out of poverty, we will provide affordable housing to hundreds of people living under the poverty line.
Acquisition of land
Land preparation and boundary works
Mosque construction works
We are at phase 2.2 and are about to lay the foundations for the mosque. The modern building will have deep foundations and will be raised above sea level to keep it safe from flash flooding, cyclones and earthquakes.