Our History

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® began its journey in 1983 and after 31 years we have delivered humanitarian aid to the most needy and vulnerable #servinghumanity.

#ServingHumanity

  • Our journey began in November 1983 on a small scale by a group of highly motivated intellectuals, social workers, lawyers, doctors, engineers and business executives, who had the passion for philanthropy. In the last 31 years since our formation, Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® has provided medical care, education assistance, food aid, poverty relief, famine relief and community development in disaster areas, war torn countries and many rural and poverty stricken areas of the world, serving millions of needy and helpless people living in abject poverty and squalid conditions.

    Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® started its operations in the UK in 2007. In a short space of time we have built our reputation and gained recognition by donors in the UK as a charity that is well structured, trust worthy and fully transparent.

  • Everyone has a right to standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services

    Author's imageAbdul Razzaq SajidChairman

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® Milestones & Achievements in its 31 year history

  • 16

    16 Hospitals operating on a 24 hour basis

  • 146

    146 Ambulances operating on 24 hour emergency response

  • 126

    126 Schools primary schools are in operation in three countries

  • 7011

    7011 Hand pumps installed

  • 110

    110 Community wells installed

  • 2789

    2789 Electric pumps installed

  • 1591

    1591 Agricultural tube wells installed

  • 173

    173 Water treatment plants installed

  • 489000

    489,000 People benefited from our water project in third world countries so far

  • 1650

    1650 Houses built for flood victims of Pakistan

  • 5200

    5200 Disabled people provided with special provisions

  • 2511871

    2,511,871 People have benefited from our Food Aid Programme

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® Timeline

2010-2011

Cleft Surgery

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® sister organization, Al-Mustafa Welfare Society® carried out 4,285 surgeries in 2010-11, which is the highest recorded number for clefts surgeries in the world.

Medical Projects

AMWT organised medical camps in five different countries including Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Gambia
and Nigeria. More than 150,000 patients have benefited from our Medical Projects.

Key Deliverables in Pakistan

    • 100,000 patients have been treated and given free consultation and medication
    • 700 Thalassaemia patients have been provided with free blood transfusions
    • 272 children have been given free cleft lip surgery in Pakistan

2000 patients have been given free eye surgery

  • 150 patients have been given free dialysis
  • 250 women benefited from our free maternity services

Key Deliverables in Nigeria

10,000 eye patients treated in Nigeria

Water Projects

The Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® water project has delivered clean water to operate in Pakistan, Kashmir,
India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Gambia, Somalia and Nigeria in 2010 and delivered:

  • Installation of 150 water pumps
  • Installation of 45 electric pumps
  • Installation of 12 agricultural tube wells
  • Installation of 5 water treatment plants

Education

In 2010 Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® Education Programme organised:

  • 50 tent schools for flood victims in Pakistan for 6 months.
  • Provided free provision of education, uniforms and books to 2,000 students in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Somalia and Nepal.
  • Supported 100 schools in rural areas of developing countries

Humanitarian Aid

Pakistan suffered one of its worst ever floods in August 2010, which affected 14 million people and killed 2,000. Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® commenced its rescue activities on the first day the devastating floods hit. Our emergency relief projects managed to achieve the following in 2010:

  • Helped evacuate 6,000 people from different areas to safe locations
  • 55 relief camps in different cities were established
  • Over 50,000 flood victims were accommodated
  • 150,000 first aid and hygiene kits were distributed
  • 200,000 people benefited from our free food,medicine and safe drinking water
  • Special care centres set-up for children and elderly people
  • Free distribution of Eid gifts and clothes to 350,000 people

Housing

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® started to build 1000 homes in various flood hit areas. The key achievements of the housing rehabilitation scheme so far in village Mirhanwali, district Muzafargur, are as follows:

  • 100 houses have been completed in first phase
  • The construction of a school and mosque are expected to be completed in August 2011

Food Aid

Our food project helped 100,000 people during 2010.

  • We provided food packages to 70,000 Pakistan flood victim families.
  • Our free Iftar food programme provided food to 50,000 people in Bangladesh, Kashmir and Somalia.
  • Qurbani Project 2010: 150,000 poor people were distributed free Qurbani meat in Bangldesh, Gambia, Kashmir, Pakistan and Nigeria.

2011-2012

Health Care

  • Free Maternity Service for 500 ladies
  • 25,000 people benefited from our Free Ambulances
  • Over 40,000 people received treatment in our Medical Camps
  • 800 people received Free Dialysis Treatment
  • Carried out 500 Cleft Surgeries

Food Aid

  • 115,000 families received Food Aid
  • Food aid was distributed in Pakistan, Somalia, Kashmir, Kenya and Bangladesh
  • The only charity in Pakistan to receive significant aid from Taiwan
  • Government of Taiwan recognised our efforts and donated 400 tonnes of rice for flood affected families
  • Over half amillion people benefited from our Qurbani Meat Distribution

Cleft Surgery

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® carried out 500 cleft surgeries in 2011

Eye Restoration Programme

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® helped to restore the eye sight of 2500 people

2012-2013

Humanitarian Aid

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® has been delivering emergency relief projects where ever the need arises. The continuing oppression and conflict in Gaza, especially in November 2012 had a profound effect on its communities.

Blindness caused by eye diseases is 10 times more common in Gaza than in developed countries. Over 50% of the people in the Palestinian Territories, one of the world’s fastest growing populations, are now under the age of 18, and the majority live below the poverty line.

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® has been working on the ground, with the assistance of local partners to help war torn communities with food aid, medical relief, eye care programs and orphan sponsorship.

We have ensured that communities do have access to food, health and specialist eye care. Our local team has arranged mobile eye clinics for 100 children in December 2012 in Gaza, and ensured food and clean water supplies to over 100 families.

Eye Restoration Programme in Bangladesh

Bishwanath Town, Sylhet

825 people’s eyes examined for potentially blinding conditions
500 people were treated to prevent or cure blindness
38 people received cataract operations
287 people were provided with eye glasses

Sunamgonj Town, Sylhet

380 people’s eyes examined for potentially blinding conditions
200 people were treated to prevent or cure blindness
52 people received cataract operations
128 people were provided with eye glasses

Sunamgonj Town, Sylhet

380 people’s eyes examined for potentially blinding conditions
200 people were treated to prevent or cure blindness
52 people received cataract operations
128 people were provided with eye glasses

Fenchugonj Town, Sylhet

180 people’s eyes examined for potentially blinding conditions
100 people were treated to prevent or cure blindness
18 people received cataract operations
62 people were provided with eye glasses

Beinebazar, Sylhet

275 people’s eyes examined for potentially blinding conditions
170 people were treated to prevent or cure blindness
27 people received cataract operations
68 people were provided with eye glasses

2013-2014

Humanitarian Awards

Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® was honoured to receive “The Pakistan Achievement Awards UK and Europe 2013“. The chairman of the charity, Abdul Razzaq Sajid, was humbled to receive this award during a prestigious ceremony in London where many MPs, Businessmen and Community Representatives were present. A special thank you to all of our donors and supporters who nominated us for this award. This award shows recognition of Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust’s immense contribution for humanitarian causes in Pakistan as well as many other parts of the world.

Eye Restoration

Eye Restoration Programme

5000 cataract surgeries
– Prescribed eye glasses to 29,301 people
– Treated 74,000 people with potential eye conditions

Mobile Eye Camps

This year our free Mobile Eye Camps visited 5 Countries:
Pakistan – Abbottabad, Kallar Seydan, Chichawatni, Chonia Dinga, Gujrat, Chiniot, Shorkot, Karachi and Jhelum
Kashmir – Mirpurm Tararkhal and Kotli
Bangladesh – Bishwanath Town, Sylhet Beinebazar and Sylhet
Somalia – Mogadishu
Palestine – Gaza

Education

We distributed 5000 school kits (uniform, bag, shoes, books & stationary) in the most deprived areas of Sindh, Pakistan. We aim to distribute to a further 10,000 children this year.

Food Aid

The chairman of Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust®, Abdul Razzaq Sajid, visited Burma in 2013 to distribute food aid.

2014-2015

Eye Restoration Programme

– 10,212 cataract surgeries
– Prescribed eye glasses to 76,514 people
– Treated 87,000 people with potential eye conditions

This year our free Mobile Eye Camps visited 5 Countries:
Pakistan – Abbottabad, Kallar Seydan, Chichawatni, Chonia Dinga, Gujrat, Chiniot, Shorkot, Jhelum, Murree, Karachi, Hyderabad and
Kashmir – Mirpurm Tararkhal and Kotli
Bangladesh – Bishwanath Town, Jakiganj, Sylhet, Golapgonj, Sylhet. Beinebazar Sylhet and Chhatak, Sunamganj
Somalia – Mogadishu
Palestine – Gaza

Cleft Surgery

Al-Mustafa Welfare Society carried out 3220 surgeries in 2014-15. Our Dr Mr Prof Dr Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz successfully conducted more than 20,000 free cleft lip Surgeries and has undertaken the highest number of operation in the world since 2010.

Other Medical Projects

250,000 patients have been treated and given free consultation and medication.
900 Thalassaemia patients have been provided with free blood transfusions.
60 Patients registered with our dialysis centre for regular dialysis.
750 women benefited from our free maternity services.

Humanitarian Aid

Relief Projects in areas affected by natural disaster and conflicts is very complex. AMWT is now experienced and equipped to respond to those emergencies. Our rapid response team with the support of our local networks provide relief, medicines and food to those who effected.

78 relief camps in different cities were established
Over 140,000 flood victims were accommodated
Over 200,000 first aid and hygiene kits were distributed
Over 250,000 people benefited from our free food, medicine and safe drinking water
Special care centres set-up for children and elderly people
Free distribution of Eid gifts and clothes to over 80,000 people

Food Aid

350,000 families received Food Aid.
Food aid was distributed in Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Burma, Gaza, Kenya, and Somalia.
The only charity in Pakistan to receive significant aid from Taiwan.
Government of Taiwan recognised our efforts and donated 500 tonnes of rice for flood affected families in 2014-2015
1 million food distribution packages in 2014-15
Over 40,000 people benefited from our Qurbani Meat Distribution.

Water Project

Installation of 194 water pumps

Installation of 53 electric pumps

Installation of 7 agricultural tube wells

Installation of 10 water treatment plants

Education

Provided free provision of education, uniforms and books to over 23,465 students in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Somalia and Nepal.

Supported 100 schools in rural areas of developing countries

62 tent schools for flood victims in Pakistan for 6 months.

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