Dear Friends and Supporters,
2017 was a special year for Tkiyet Um Ali (TUA), bringing a key milestone in our mission to achieve zero hunger in Jordan. It gives me great pleasure to reflect with you here on our accomplishments in this momentous year.
February 2017 saw the launch of the second phase of TUA’s Hunger Eradication Project, aiming to increase the number of beneficiary families receiving food aid on a monthly basis from 17,600 to 30,000 - a target representing 95% of the Jordanian families who live in extreme poverty.
I am proud to report that, before the end of the year, we successfully enrolled an additional 12,400 families in the sustainable monthly feeding programme, enabling us to reach that 30,000 family target.
A total of 324,980 food parcels were distributed to families across the Kingdom this year, in addition to 143,415 daily hot meals served throughout the year at TUA’s premises and during the holy month of Ramadan.
As we move ever closer toward reaching our zero-hunger goal, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of those who make our work possible. The Hunger Eradication Project owes its efficient transition and completion largely to its faithful Steering Committee, headed by my brother, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. We owe also a debt of gratitude to our devoted Board Members, who are unwavering in their commitment to the continuous pursuit of this organisation mission. I am also inspired daily by the hard work of TUA’s staff members, who have played a vital role not just this year, but every year, in achieving our goal to support and feed 30,000 families on a daily basis. Their passion and commitment is the wind beneath TUA’s wings.
I would also like to recognize and thank our 44,800 generous individual donors, 90 corporate donors and 8,912 dedicated volunteers, who together gave more than 24,000 hours of their time this year alone. They continue to enable the success of our daily operations, and we appreciate their contributions greatly.
On behalf of everyone at TUA, we thank you for your support, commitment and dedication to guarantee food for life to over 160,000 individuals. We are enormously proud of the work we have done and the milestones we have reached this year, none of which would have been possible without you.
My late mother, HM Queen Alia, had a dream of eradicating hunger in Jordan; since its establishment 15 years ago, TUA has worked tirelessly to make that dream a reality. But even as that reality comes into sight, we will not rest; our successes will inspire us to redouble our efforts to ensure that we are able to continue providing support to all who need it.
Haya Bint Al Hussein
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly
Members of the Board of Directors
First Vice Chairman
Mr. Ala’ KhalifehSecond Vice Chairman
Mr. Ali King Shukri
H.E. Mr. Zeid Goussous
Mr. “Shadi Ramzi” Majali
Mr. Yousef Madi
Mr. Ghassan Boundakji