Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021
Ramadan, the month of giving, lived up to its expectations with online donations for charities witnessing an all-time jump since the portal’s launch in 2009. The sultanate’s one-stop donations portal raised RO326,440 during Ramadan this year, the highest figure for the holy month collection online.

Ramadan on-line donations at an all-time higher given that 2009

While RO118,600 was raised in the very first 15 days of Ramadan, a main portion was collected in the later half, with donations peaking towards the finish of the holy month. Last 5 days of Ramadan saw a collection of RO105,801, whilst RO31,437 was raised in the very first 5 days of the holy month. The collection final year in Ramadan had touched RO252,784.63, which was then the second highest figure for the holy month, right after the record donation of 2014 (RO290,642).

In 2016, Ramadan was also excellent for the portal as it received a donation of RO214,365, whilst in 2015 it was RO173,266. In 2013, it was RO63,311, RO41,561 in 2012 and RO74,336 in 2011.

With a month-to-month typical of about RO40,000 just before Ramadan, donations picked up with the arrival of the holy month, taking the May total to RO150,399 and June (till June 19 morning) total to RO213,954.

Out of the 26 organisations connected with the portal, the best 3 charities in terms of donations received in 2018 had been the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs – Zakat Division, Oman Charitable Organization and Dar al Atta’a.

The collections for 2018 till Tuesday were RO525,228 and a total of RO3,223,700 given that the portal’s launch in 2009.

From the annual donation of just RO1,824 in 2009, the collections went up to RO13,128 in 2010 and given that 2011 has crossed the RO100,000 mark each and every year. The portal raised RO111,206 in 2011 and RO111,454 in 2012, whilst breaking the RO200,000 barrier for the very first time in 2013, reaching RO214,669.15. Since 2014, the collections have crossed half a million mark, which has currently been accomplished inside six months of this year.

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) had began its promotional campaign for the portal with the starting of Ramadan encouraging a lot more individuals to begin utilizing it via the web site or the app accessible on Android or iOS.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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