IRFSA: Islamic Resources Foundation of South Africa
The Islamic Resource Foundation of South Africa (IRFSA) runs the Ihata shelter for
battered and abused women with children in Cape Town, South Africa. "Ihata" means
to encircle, or protect. The organization receives no corporate, faith-based organisation
or government funding, and graciously survives on public donations, selling organically
grown herbs and vegetables, a small on-site creche and from the sale of bric-a-brac
and second hand clothing from their community shop. In spite of this, they manage
to provide a wide range of services for the women and children they serve.
The courageous sisters running the shelter deserve our support and encouragement.
Find out more about their work at their website