Charity foundation to implement 60,000 job plans for corona-affected families

April 21, 2020 - 19:35

TEHRAN – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, will implement 60,000 job creation plans for those financially struggling families who were affected by coronavirus outbreak, YJC reported on Tuesday.

All the measures of the Headquarters move in the direction of small and medium-sized home businesses, Mohammad Mokhber, head of the Headquarters stated.

Noting that the foundation is active in 56 fields, he said that “we have supported 75,000 job plans in the country last year, which led to the creation of 600,000 jobs in the country.”

Today, 40,000 business plans are launched which aim to create 120,000 jobs, and the implementation of 60,000 job creation projects is going to create 180,000 job opportunities in the country for those affected by a coronavirus, he explained.

One million food packages and one million healthcare packages will be distributed in the deprived areas from today, he highlighted.

He went on to say that "We decided to provide a budget of 180 billion rials (nearly $4.2 million at an official rate of 42,000 rials) to medium and medium-to-high enterprises in the country.

“We have considered 5 trillion rials (about $120 million) for small enterprises damaged by the pandemic and 2 trillion rials (about $47 million) for knowledge-based companies,” Mokhber concluded.

Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam was founded in 1989. In the Iranian calendar year 1386 (March 2017-March 2018) Barekat Charity Foundation- the social arm of the organization- with the aim of promoting social justice was established.

Socio-economic empowerment of communities by encouraging entrepreneurship prioritizing breadwinner women, developing infrastructures such as water supply and power grids, building roads, constructing schools and increasing educational spaces, promoting health for all, granting non-repayable loans and insurance especially in less developed areas and regions most affected by 1980s war and natural disasters are of the priorities of the charity foundation.

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