Naeem from Bombay Heights in Pietermaritzburg’s relationship with SANZAF began in 2006 when he started receiving assistance through the SANZAF Bursary Fund.
SANZAF assisted Naeem with his transport, books and other expenses. During this time his parents also experienced a financial crisis and SANZAF was able to assist them with food and the improvement of their living conditions.
After many years of hard work, Naeem graduated with an honours degree in 2014 and is now a qualified chartered accountant. He works at one of Southern Africa’s top professional services companies.
Naeem and his parents are no longer in need of SANZAF’s assistance. Naeem has since become a SANZAF contributor who also assists in the interview process for potential SANZAF Bursary Fund recipients in the Pietermaritzburg region.
You can help others like Naeem by contributing to SANZAF’s Projects and Programmes.
Haroon is an entrepreneur from Braamfontein, Johannesburg who approached SANZAF for assistance with start-up capital for this direct marketing company. At the time he was struggling to make ends meet and often did not know where his next meal would come from.
SANZAF took a holistic approach to assisting Haroon and provided him with training through the SANZAF Entrepreneurship Training Centre before assisting him with funding.
Haroon now owns a successful direct marketing company and employs eight staff members. He plans to get married later this year Insha Allah and also hopes to be able to buy a house in the near future.
“Before approaching SANZAF, my life was in turmoil. After SANZAF’s coaching I can achieve my dream of becoming a flourishing businessman much sooner than anticipated. SANZAF should keep doing what they are doing. You are changing and impacting the lives of many,” Haroon said.
You can help others like Haroon by channeling your Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah through SANZAF.
Farhad was born and raised in the rural community of Chiveli, 10km outside the town on Colenso in KwaZulu-Natal.
Chiveli is an under-resourced community and like many others in this area, Farhad had dreams of furthering his studies after completing school, but would not have the financial means to do so.
After completing his matric at the Ladysmith Islamic Education Centre, Farhad approached SANZAF for financial assistance.
SANZAF assisted in paying for Farhad’s studies, and in 2014 he obtained a teaching degree from Varsity College in Pietermaritzburg.
Farhad has since gotten married and is employed as a teacher in the small town of Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal. He is also assisting his mother to renovate her house in Chiveli.
You can help others like Farhad by contributing to SANZAF’s Projects and Programmes.
Rokeiya Letala is a student majoring in Taxation at the University of Pretoria. Growing up without a father in Witsrandjies, a village in the North West, with 4 siblings can be fairly daunting for many.
“I needed to be sure that the organization sponsoring my studies is not Riba based. My brother then informed me about SANZAF who supports those in need as well as academically deserving students. Through the will and grace of the almighty, SANZAF gave me the opportunity to complete my degree in an honest manner within the folds of Islam.”
She added that her reason to study Bcom Honors in Taxation stems from her eagerness to benefit and educate her community about tax.
“Taxation is a very exciting field of study- in particular; it is something high in demand in our country and is also one of the biggest source of income. It is fairly fascinating and interesting to know just how, why and where the government makes money through the laws of tax.
“Success isn’t only at a certain point in life- it is a continuous journey. Let the principles of Islam guide you in your decisions- don’t ever lose yourself, stay true to yourself, stick to your values and you will come out tops!”
Sameera Sayed has completed her Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sc. or B.Soc.Sci.) degree and intends to do her Honours full time.
“I always intended to study further and do my best so I stand a better chance of employment. SANZAF has made that possible for me and I am truly grateful to SANZAF for the financial help and guidance.”