Rahma (Mercy) was founded in the year 1999 in response to the plight of the refugees whom were fleeing from the war in Kosovo. We have since grown, from our humble beginning as a group of 13 volunteers setting out for a journey via road in an Aid Convoy, to becoming a UK registered Charity and and an NGO in Kosovo and Albania. We are currently providing aid and support to 5 different countries in the Balkans; Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia. We work with international partners whom are based in South Africa, Australia and Singapore, alongside collaboration with national partners based here in the UK.
With the support of our generous donors we have been able to complete many successful projects in areas such as; Housing, Water Sanitation, Food Aid, Education, Community Re-development, Orphan Sponsorship and Mosque Construction. In addition to this we also run seasonal projects; distributing food on the occasions of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha.
We would like to thank our donors for their tremendous unwavering support which without none of our work would be possible. Our gratitude towards our donors is not merely a formality, rather it is an integral part of our faith as the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (pbuh) has said: “The one who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah.”
In the coming years we aim to increase our income generation projects so the poor become self-reliant and can break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and dependence.
We aim to strengthen communities by empowering them through education so that they can fulfil their social obligations unto others.