According to the Decent Life Foundation (DLF), the distribution of the food boxes to the needy comes as part of the Wassal El-Kheir (meaning Kindness has Arrived) per President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s directives.
The initiative, which is carried out by more than 9,000 volunteers working alongside NGOs across 24 governorates, hopes to distribute up to one million boxes by the end of the holy month.
In December, the DLF carried out a similar initiative to distribute food to the needy in Upper Egypt.
The DLF national project was initiated experimentally in 2019 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and its first phase was officially launched in July 2021. The project aims to improve standards of living, infrastructure and basic services including health care across the countryside.
The project covers 4,658 villages across the country, home to 58 percent of Egypt’s 102 million population, with an estimated budget of EGP 700 billion (about $44.6 billion).
The first phase of the project, whose budget is estimated at EGP 250 billion and covers 1,500 villages, is due to be completed by the end of the 2021-22 fiscal year.
In October, Egypt launched an online platform for expats in the US to donate $1 million to the Decent Life project through an official website.