Assalamu alaikum (Peace be upon you),
Please read the information below before submitting this form. The goal of CIDI's Rahma program is to support single mothers living in Rochester and Olmsted County. Please note that proof of need must accompany this application. A member of CIDI will arrange a time to meet with you to review any documentation. Any mother may apply for financial need, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation. Rahma funding is available depending on CIDI's availability of funding.
In an emergency and on a case by case basis, Rahma offers limited financial assistance (up to $500 in a 12-month period per household) to qualifying applicants. CIDI may redirect applicant to other existing funding if possible.
There are two funding options:
1. Emergency Assistance
Rahma offers emergency financial assistance to qualifying applicants for utilities, rent, phone bill, medical bill, gasoline cards, and other emergency needs. Total assistance cannot exceed $250 per household in a 12 month period.
2. Interest-Free Housing Microloan
If an applicant wishes to receive financial assistance (greater than $250 but not exceeding $500) for housing or housing down payment, she can apply for an interest-free Housing Microloan. CIDI will disburse the loan amount directly to the applicant’s landlord, rental management office or mortgage company. The loan will not be paid directly to the applicant. If approved, the applicant agrees to pay back into CIDI’s Rahma fund. CIDI and the applicant will determine the monthly Microloan payment amount. The first payment will be due no later than 30 days after CIDI makes the payment to the appropriate housing recipient. The applicant will then make monthly payments to CIDI. Once half of the total Microloan has been repaid to CIDI’s Rahma fund, the remaining loan balance will be “forgiven”.
CIDI will “forgive” the remaining loan once the above-stated requirements have been met and the recipient agrees to attend two Muslim Sisters Social Support meetups or support group of her choice at a time and location agreed upon by recipient and CIDI founder Regina Mustafa.
Your information will not be shared with any other organization.
If you have any questions or need help filling out this form, please contact Regina Mustafa at
Name (first, last)
Are you a single-mother or mother who is the main financial provider?
For which Rahma Program are you applying?
Emergency Assistance (up to $250)
Interest-Free Microloan (Housing only - between $250 - $500)
Exact amount of money you are requesting
When is your bill/payment due?
Please describe your financial or other need(s) and how Rahma can help you. The more detail you provide, the faster we can assist you.
Have you ever applied for financial or housing assistance through your county or other organization? If so, please describe. Please provide dates if known.
Indicate type of documentation you have as proof of need.
Rental or mortgage agreement
Car repair estimate
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