Podcast Episode 3: A Continuous Charity (Interest Free Student Loans) with Athar Haq


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DebtFreeMuslims.com Podcast Episode 3

This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – because Muslims matter.

This episode covers-

A Continuous Charity – Aimed at providing interest free student loans to students.

Education is a need, but very few people are actually working for interest-free relief for students.

Organization started with focusing on helping just one student to see if it was viable, and prove it to the community.

The challenge of getting people to pay you back.

How they went about raising funds to get the project started and award interest free student loans.

How merit plays a role in addition to financial need.

Challenges of scaling and growing this project.

Viewing your education as an investment.

The standard formula of 4 years high school, 4 years college just doesn’t work anymore.

Advice to students who feel there is no choice but to take out high amounts of student loans.


A Continuous Charity Homepage: http://continuouscharity.org/

A Continuous Charity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acontinuouscharity

Donate to A Continuous Charity: http://continuouscharity.org/donate/donate-now.html

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Omar Usman

Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @ibnabeeomar. Check out his latest project at Fiqh of Social Media.

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