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Case No. 0385: Hanan Moussa's Story


Location: London
Gender: Female
Amount required: £1000
Ethnicity: Egyptian
Funds required for: Food and rent
Applicable Zakat category:
Al-Miskin - those restrained because they cannot meet their basic needs.

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Case history:
Hanan has 2 young children and came to the UK on a student visa via her husband. However, when her husband came to London he left her after few months for another woman. She had nobody to turn to for help and has had to resort to begging on the streets and outside mosques in and around Central London. Her children sit by her side as she stands to beg after prayers. Hanan fears going back to her country as she knows her daughter will have to go through female genital mutilation as she was subjected to it also and knows her family will pressurize her daughter into this. She has put in an appeal to the Home office but it was rejected. She has reapplied and is awaiting a response. A kind brother has given up his 1 bedroom flat to Hanan and her children to stay in for free at the moment as it’s very cold out on the streets. However, this is only a temporary measure and she will need to pay rent soon.

Message from applicant:
“Please assist with any donations to buy food and clothes so that I do not have to stand outside mosques to beg. I feel very sad and it’s very disturbing for my small children to see me beg daily at different mosques. I have to walk far with them to a mosque to beg and every day it becomes tiring for the children as it is cold and rainy.”

Expected outcome/benefit of support:
Hanan will no longer have to go out begging on the streets and to mosques and so won’t have to suffer this humiliation, especially in front of her children. She will be able to adequately feed and clothe both herself and her children whilst she is waiting for a response from the Home Office.

Likely scenario if NZF does not support applicant:
Hanan may eventually resort to illegal or indecent methods to get money as she is getting tired of walking with the children and having to stand outside for long periods of time in the cold just to get money for a meal in the evening. She may become homeless if the offer of the free accommodation is withdrawn (which may be likely in the future).

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