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Mercy Bakery is an idea that was founded on the principle that people should have access to the most basic form of substance: bread. But through the realization that many in Yemen lacked food, we had to take action.
With the mission to provide free public bakeries worldwide for those in need, the first branch of Mercy Bakery opened in Sana’a, Yemen, in August of 2018.
Our goal is to provide at least 28,000 loaves of bread a day to families in need, therefore providing a minimum of 840,000 loaves a month. But that is only possible if you and I join hands.
Our donors have continued to make this dream a reality. An idea that once looked like a mirage. We don’t want to impact the lives of Yemenis only; we have realized that this is a global call. But the only limiting factor is resources. But we are grateful for the strides we are making.
Zakat is a mandatory act of giving in Islam that promotes social justice, purifies the soul, and fosters economic well-being, embodying the principles of compassion, solidarity, and generosity.
As a 100% zakat-eligible organization, HRD project Mercy Bakery utilizes zakat to provide sustenance to the poor and empower communities, embodying the principles of compassion, solidarity, and generosity in Islam. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of those in need through the power of zakat.
“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves—you will find it with Allah; surely Allah sees what you do.” Holy Qur’an (2:110)
“وَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ ۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُواْ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍۢ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ” سورة البقرة، ١١٠
We are open seven days a week and guarantee food security to beneficiaries in the community for one year through a need-based voucher program. With an operating cost of $4,000 a month, which includes supplies, maintenance, and salaries for the staff, that amounts to less than 4 cents a loaf! Just imagine how far a donation can go into feeding an entire family, where a typical household has 7 people.
Meanwhile, we currently have 8 bakeries across Yemen. Benefiting families undergo a comprehensive need assessment. HRD staff, primarily women, conduct home visits of potential aid recipients to catalogue income, family size, and employment status. Recipients are not charged for food; instead, a monthly renewable card punch system is in place.
Bakeries and Kitchens are not advertised as food distribution sites, allowing families to enter and leave freely without fear of neighbors suspecting they are receiving aid.