To reach a hunger-free Jordan is the vision in which her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein launched TUA in 2003.
Initially conceptualized by Her Majesty Queen Alia over 41 years ago, TUA is inspired by the Islamic concept of providing food for the underprivileged and assuming social responsibility for those who are less fortunate.
Construction of TUA was completed, and operations commenced with a clear vision and a dedicated goal, which is eradicating hunger through its various food aid programs and meeting nutritional needs of families living in extreme poverty in all 12 governorates and 89 districts in Jordan.
TUA began its social research activities in order to further collect data about the targeted families in various governorates of the Kingdom, and study their respective circumstances.
Subsequently, TUA inaugurated its first ever Wayfarer program, a daily feeding program, that ensures the provision of up to 400 daily meals to wayfarers at its premises; and during the year, it embarked on delivering monthly food parcels to those families living in extreme poverty, that fulfill the nutritional needs of a family for an entire month.
At the same time, TUA looked into the possibility of benefiting from Adahi meat offerings to have them distributed along with food parcels to endorsed families throughout the year, as a result, the Adahi program was launched in agreement and collaboration with the Jordanian General Iftaa’ Department, marking the first program of its kind in Jordan.
TUA also launched the Mawae’d Al Rahman (Iftar Meals) program during Ramadan, and provided 19,000 Iftar meals to fasting people during the holy month.
TUA launched the family program to enable donors to sponsor beneficiary families through the provision of a monthly food package.
It also launched a rehabilitation and employment program that aims to train and support members of endorsed families, through developing their skills and enabling them to acquire practical work experiences. In addition to the establishment of two non-profit companies, which together provided employment opportunities for a number of beneficiary families, to help them ultimately become productive, active and able to support themselves and their families and thus rise above the food poverty line.
Marking the first of its kind gesture in the Middle East, Tkiyet Um Ali has launched ‘Takaya Al-Khair Markets’, a market that provides free food commodities to endorsed families through the use of electronic magnetic cards, thus helping to preserve their dignity and meet a very basic humanitarian need.
Towards its aim of eradicating hunger in Jordan, TUA launched the first phase of the Eradicating Extreme Poverty Project in 2013 in a bid to reach out to families living in extreme poverty throughout the Kingdom. As a result, 18,300 families were endorsed by TUA.
With the help of a donation made by Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Sheikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, TUA launched the second phase of the ‘Eradicating Extreme Poverty Project in Jordan’. The phase brought the total number of endorsed families to 30,000 across the Kingdom by year’s end.
TUA launched a strategic partnership with Dar Abu Abdullah, which is an organization dedicated to empowering individuals through three dedicated programs addressing the underlying causes of food poverty and poverty in Jordan. Dar Abu Abdullah’s programs rely on the database available at Tkiyet Um Ali.
Tkiyet Um Ali is now on track to raise the number of beneficiary families to 40,000 before the year’s end. A number that will guarantee the necessary nutritional needs to more than 200,000 individuals living in extreme poverty.
Accomplishments to be Proud of
Over the past years, Tkiyet Um Ali has been able to strengthen its position as a leading organization in combating food poverty in Jordan by distributing more than 1,200,000 food packages, delivering more than 2,000,000 meals, as well as performing more than 190,000 Udhiyah and delivering them to the most underprivileged and needy families in the Kingdom. The number of beneficiary families from Tkiyet Um Ali reached 40,000 families, which is equivalent to 200,000 individuals in 12 governorates and 89 districts and counties across the Kingdom before year’s end.