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Small Businesses for the Poor
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Hidaya assists poor families and individuals to help them break out of the cycle of poverty by helping them set-up small businesses.  Some of these efforts include:

  • Giving a sewing machine to a woman for $75
  • Giving a push-cart and supplies to start a street vending business for approximately $200
  • Giving cash to set-up a retail shop for approximately $200 - $500
  • Teaching young adults how to drive and help them attain a drivers license for $100
  • Providing tools for various other professions (costs vary based on types of tools and professions)

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1 2013 Report
2 Why Support Small Businesses for the Poor?

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Combined Federal Campaign

Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.