What We Do | Regions We Serve
Our Work in Iran
Iran is a country in Western Asia with a population of 83 million people. It’s considered one of the cradles of civilization and one of the most influential cultures in the world. Much of Iran consists of a central desert plateau, which is surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges. Due to its geographical location, the Iranian people are subject to many natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and droughts.
Moms Against Poverty has been serving impoverished children in various provinces in Iran since 2010. Our programs include supporting, renovating, equipping, and building schools, orphanages, and libraries. Additionally, we provide orphan care, healthcare, and disaster and humanitarian relief to children in need.
Since 2010, about 357,000 children have received food, shelter, education, and health care through our work in Iran. During this time, we’ve:
- Constructed over 71 schools, 2 medical centers, 2 libraries, 1 orphanage, and 1 cultural and vocational training center.
- Renovated and equipped 82 village schools, 30 libraries, and 30 orphanages and rehabilitation centers for special needs children.
- Provided emergency relief for thousands of children and families affected by devastating natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.
- Supported thousands of orphaned, disabled, and disadvantaged children under the care of social services in Iran.
In 2022 Alone
- Established and aided 2 new orphanages and supported 16 more in provinces across Iran serving a total of 1,000 orphans.
- Supported health care initiatives for 163,540 impoverished children and their families including the construction of 3 health centers, while equipping, supplying, and providing for another 9 across the same number of provinces throughout Iran.
- Provided access to education for over 25,876 children living in rural or impoverished villages. Continued/started construction of 25 schools and vocational schools, completing 3 of them.
- Fed and supplied basic provisions to 85,973 children and their families including food boxes, food vouchers, warm jackets and shoes, water tanks, and water purifiers with desalination projects.
OFAC License for Iran
Moms Against Poverty holds an OFAC license from the U.S. Treasury for humanitarian purposes and has been operating in Iran since 2010 through our sister NGO Nikgaman Jamshid. For more information about this license please refer to the video below!