Zad Al-Khair bakery plans to reach Yemen’s most vulnerable, including widows, orphans and those without primary breadwinners
Charity bakery opens in Ibb to ease impact of currency collapse
With 80 percent of Yemenis in need of aid, charity bakeries hope to serve Yemen’s neediest by providing them with desperately needed calories. The newest charity bakery, Zad Al-Khair, which started serving residents in the Dheher and Al-Mashana districts of Ibb city on Saturday, hopes to distribute bread to 11,000 people daily.
The bakery was established with the support of donors and funds raised through social media campaigns, and partly funds its charitable giving through the market sale of bread to restaurants and other local businesses. It plans to reach Yemen’s most vulnerable, including widows, orphans and those without primary breadwinners, a worker in the baker told Almasdar Online.
The idea for the charity bakery came as gas and flour prices increased following the start of Yemen’s civil war. “[The] price of flour was insanely high due to the collapse of the [Yemeni riyal],” a volunteer helping manage the bakery told Almasdar Online.
The charity hopes to open more bakeries in the governorate.
Editing by Ahlam Mohsen and Casey Coombs