How many people will be housed by the Syrian Home I build?

It will vary, but the homes are being built with families of 6 people in mind.

How long will it take to build the Syrian Home?

Approximately twelve months, insha’Allah. Working inside Syria is met with many logistical challenges, so we can only offer an approximation and do our best to complete the homes as early as possible.

How much does it cost to build a Syrian Home?

It costs £2,000 to build the home. 

Can I use my Zakat to build a Syrian Home?

Yes, our Penny Appeal £2,000 Syrian Homes are Zakat applicable.

What can I put on the plaque?

The home will be built with a plaque on the exterior, which can bear an inscription of your choosing. You might choose to add your own name, the name of a family member, a dedication in memory of a departed loved one, a hadith, or similar.

How are the locations for the homes chosen?

The homes are being built in a Syrian village where we have acquired suitable land and permissions for building. We are working with a partner organisation who has strong links to the local area and knowledge of the local communities.

Furthermore, our partner organisation runs a medical point in the village where they provide health services, vaccinations, and psychosocial support, in addition to care for children with learning difficulties.

Why should I Gift Aid my payment?

It really helps us if you can Gift Aid your donation – it increases the value of your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer, selecting to 'Gift Aid' your donation (either by checking the box online or ticking the box on a paper donation form) will make it worth more to us at no extra cost to you.

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The tax reclaimed will be used to help fund the administration costs of the charity so that more of your actual donation can go directly to those in need.

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