To eradicate intergenerational poverty.

Our vision of a more sustainable and equitable world is only made possible by you.

Our Programs

We at Penny Appeal USA are a diverse team addressing the needs of, and advocating for, impoverished communities. Our vision is to see a world in which inherited intergenerational poverty is a thing of the past, where marginalized communities no longer face socio-economic barriers to sustaining a livelihood for themselves and their families. We believe that addressing the root causes of poverty requires working WITH the world’s poor, rather than on their behalf. Through this inclusion, we believe we can bridge the gap between donors, beneficiaries, and diverse communities, to bring about a sustainable end to poverty in the United States and abroad.

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    Thirst Relief

    Water is at the heart of life. Through Thirst Relief, we’re ensuring that families have greater access to safe drinking water. By ending the water crisis, we alleviate the negative impact of dirty water on health, livelihood, and education.

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    Our OrphanKind program is designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged orphan children, offering them a better future in a secure family setting.

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    Digital Divide

    Penny Appeal is collaborating with multiple schools in low-income districts across the United States to help bridge the technological digital divide.

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    Beyond Bagged Lunches

    We are providing grant opportunities to community organizations who are going beyond just regular feedings to supporting micro-enterprise initiatives which enhance access to sustainable sources of food and income for the homeless.

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  • In Ethiopia's Ghibe valley, ILRI-led Tsetse Fly control methods have allowed cattle to flourish in an area previously almost uninhabitable for them. This has encouragd more farming in the area, relieving to a degree population and soil erosion pressures in higher, Tsetse free, elevations. Such is the impact this has had on the livelihood of farmer Worku Mengiste that he is now able to employ two casual labourers to do work he previously did himself. Here he watches on as they plough his field.

    Income Generation

    Being able to provide for your family empowers an individual in ways that nothing else can. Our income generation programs provide opportunities for families to earn their own living and break out of the cycle of poverty.

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Join our #Fantastic4K Family!

We’re building a family of 4000 members through our Fantastic4K initiative to sustain our work as an exemplary multi-cultural non-profit working to eradicate poverty with sustainable programs. We want you to be part of a pioneer group of partners who understand the vital need for investing in infrastructure and operations. Your monthly F4K contribution will enable us to invest in training, planning, evaluation, and internal systems— as well as aid our efforts to raise money so we can sustainably and efficiently operate our programs.

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    Join our #Fantastic4KFamily to become part of the founding of Penny Appeal USA!

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    Become a 4Konnector

    Become a Team Orange ‘Konnector‘ by signing up as a fundraiser and getting 10 of your friends and relatives to join the #Fantastic4K Family!

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    Receive Perks & Host Cool Events!

    Gain access to giveaways and exclusive events when you become a Konnector!

Meet the team

  • Yasmine Elhady - Board of Directors


    Connecting people and builds relationships.

    Yasmin Elhady Chairman, Board of Directors

    Yasmin Elhady is an attorney and public policy specialist. Both as an activist and as a legal professional, Yasmin has worked in the areas of community service, civil rights, and immigration. She is currently an attorney in the federal government.

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    Oussama Mezoui CEO

    In the last four years, Oussama has served on the executive teams of two multi-million dollar humanitarian NGOs. An Oxford-trained lawyer, Oussama has diverse experience in program implementation, humanitarian advocacy and operational management for Non-Profits in the UK and the U.S..

  • Mohamed Ali - Director of Marketing & Communications


    "Poetry and Mythology"

    Mohamed Ali Director of Marketing & Communications

    Mohamed comes from a diverse background with experience in political campaigns, advocacy, nonprofit management, communications, and digital marketing. His work has led to the generation of over $2 Million in income during one 12-month period from 2015-2016, as well as management of multi-million dollar fundraising projects.

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Address: 717 King Street Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 Contact details: Phone: 202.851.2112

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