"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it, the value of a man resides in what he gives not in what he is capable of receiving." -Albert Einstein
“Waqfeyet El-Maadi Community Foundation” WMCF is a pioneering model of the first institution in Egypt that aims to improve the standard of living for people in El Maadi and South Cairo areas. The foundation is committed and fully dedicated to giving back to the community through its different programs which mainly help create a source of living for the different people through reviving the idea of community endowment. WMCF encourages volunteers to invest in philanthropy and drive sustainable development. WMCF encourages the people it supports to not only rely on themselves to sustain a decent living through creating their own projects or learning a new craft but to also train others in their community to work with them to pass on their craftsmanship which in turn would lead to community and economic development.
On May 13, 2007, Waqfeya el Maadi Community Foundation (WMCF) was born, a unique community-led philanthropic change-agent that catalyzes change through community investments and Waqf to improve the standard of living for all community members. The foundation channels donations, zakat, sadaqat, tithes, and other forms of traditional giving to support community and social entrepreneurial projects and small Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to empower communities & lessening the gaps between its members.
Waqf, an Arabic word that means to stop, hold or preserve. The act indicates holding or endowing one's wealth (cash or property) and forbidding the consumption of the property itself; only the profit of investing this endowed cash or property is allowed to be spent according to the conditions of the endower (waqif) in causes of social benefit.
In 1908 Princess Fatma, daughter of Khedive Ismail contributed a huge piece of land to build Cairo University and sustain it through a property waqf!
Ahmed Al Aini Pasha and El Haj El Dimerdash created their waqf to establish and sustain Kasr al Aini and Dimerdash Hospitals that provide free treatment and hope to thousands of patients until now. Every student who gets an education and every patient benefiting from these institutions bring good deeds to these great people.
Creative Society that provides equal opportunities for sustainable development
To empower the community to achieve the desired change through reviving (modernizing) WAQF as an authentic model of sustainability