“Whosoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter.″
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [Muslim]
Poverty is a cycle, but it isn’t unbreakable. Growth is a cycle too, and by creating sustainable livelihoods in impoverished communities, people can prosper for many years to come, Insha’Allah.
When your one donation is recycled to help family after family, earning livelihoods for years to come, this is a form of Sadaqah Jariyah, or ongoing charity. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except three: a continuing charity…” (Muslim).