Poor Families Nourishment Project

Launched in 2009, the project distributed basic food provisions to disadvantaged families. The project team divided several governorates into sections and conducted a field scan to locate needing families.


With funding and support from its charitable donors, the project succeeded in distributing food baskets to approximately 600 families in Taiz and Sana'a, surpassing its original target 100 families. In the following years, the project expanded its scope to include, in addition to Sana'a and Taiz, the Governorates of Hudaydah, Aden, and Hadramaut. It was originally conceived of as a youth initiative but later evolved, in 2012, into an organizational project. With that expansion, it was able to benefit a greater number of families. It reached approximately:

  • 1,660 families in 2010
  • 5,600 families in Sana'a, Taiz, Hudaydah, Aden, and Hadramaut in 2011.
  • 10,217 families in 2012, again exceeding its initial target.
  • 8,000 families in Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Hudaydah, and Hadramaut in 2013.
  • 1,072 families in Taiz in 2014.

Each food basket consisted of 25 kg of flour, 10 kg of rice, 10 kg of sugar, 1,8 liter of cooking oil, 900 gm of ghee, and 2 kg of dates.

The project provided the inspiration for the Empower Them Project. HSF developed its Giving Back idea from giving to teaching and empowering disadvantaged families to launch their own micro-project and enable them to sustain themselves in the long run. 

The number of beneficiaries in the project "has increased my food" since its launch

The project started with ambitious steps for hearts of good and white bread carrying a food basket for about 600 families in Taiz and Sana'a, surpassing the target by 500 families in 2009. In the years that followed, the activity expanded to include four governorates (Sana'a, Taiz, Hodeidah, Aden, Hadramout) where the work was considered under the auspices of a youth initiative until the transformation of the institutional work in 2012

Food basket distributed to families of

2 kg pass

Ghee box 900 g

Oil 1.8 liter bottle

10 kg sugar

10 kg of rice

25 kg accurate

As part of the new institution's approach to empowering poor families instead of disbursing food aid to them from time to time, the Foundation launched a project that enabled them to help them improve themselves.
In order to develop the social solidarity projects established by HEMA in Yemeni society through the idea of ​​subsidizing marginalized and needy families in the community, the idea of ​​the Ramadan food basket has been developed over the years to the idea of ​​real economic empowerment of families through a project that enabled them to be launched Since the beginning of 2014 as a model to be followed by other actors working in economic empowerment.

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