About 10 disabled female breadwinners have benefited from the income-generating project implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in Mauritania. It included distributing sewing machines and holding preparatory courses on sewing and embroidery. QC aims at fighting poverty, especially among the disabled persons and the breadwinners. This project seeks to provide a fixed income to the beneficiaries through their use of the sewing machines, which were given to them after good training.
The disabilities of the benefiting female-breadwinners were varied; some of them were handicapped, and others suffered from partial paralysis. The sewing machines were delivered to the disabled women during the honoring ceremony organized by QC in co-operation with Mauritanian Association for Assisting the Handicapped, the partner responsible for the project’s implementation. Some of the figures who attended this ceremony are the head of the department for handicapped persons in the ministry of social affairs, the mayor assistant of Arafat Municipality in Nouakchott, and QC’s director of social care department in Mauritania office.
QC had implemented several income-generating projects in different cities and villages in Brakna, Mauritania. The projects included eight conventional bakeries from which around 7,000 people benefited. The bakeries have rooms for bread and dough. The most appropriate kind of ovens to equip these bakeries with was brick ovens because these areas, where the project was implemented, don’t have electricity. As for the construction of the bakeries, they were built according to modern technologies so that they would not suffer from the problems brick bakeries
Qatar Charity (QC) is an NGO founded in 1992 for the development of the Qatari community and those communities in need. The QC projects address issues ranging from disaster relief to income generation initiatives, to education and health care. Once known as “Qatar Charitable Society”, Qatar Charity is today Qatar’s largest NGO, one of the non-governmental leading charities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and at a global level as it presently active in more than 25 countries and has subsidiary offices in UK, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the 11th largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.
The country derives its name from the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. Approximately 90% of Mauritania’s land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country’s 3.5 million people.