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7 Egyptian Charities You Can Donate to Using Your Phone

It's season of giving and it couldn't be easier. Here are just a handful of charities and NGOs that you can help out by sending a simple SMS.

Staff Writer

We all know that Ramadan is all about good deeds, good food and TV shows so terrible they’re good. But in a country where poverty, disease and hunger continue to plague millions, it’s important the more fortunate of us focus on the former. So while you’re waiting for your show to start or counting down to Iftar, grab your phone and send an SMS to help those who really need it. For other ways to donate, click on the links.

The Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation

The Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation's donations go straight to the iconic Aswan Heart Centre which performs free heart procedures for needy children. All you need to do to donate is send and SMS with the words ‘Heart’ to 9698 and 5LE will be deducted from your credit or added to your bill.

Baheya Women’s Cancer Hospital

Newly launched, this hospital provides free screenings, tests and cancer treatments for women, with a special focus on breast cancer. Send an empty text to 9598 and 5LE will be deducted from your credit or added to your bill.

Egyptian Food Bank

Since its foundation 10 years ago, the Egyptian Food Bank continues to feed the hungry, especially during Ramadan. Send a blank text to 9595 and donate a 5LE towards feeding a family and perhaps saving a life.

57375 Hospital

Providing state-of-the-art, free treatment for needy children with cancer, the 57375 Hospital continues to strive for excellence and expand their services completely based on donations. To donate 5LE, send a blank SMS to 57357.

Misr El Kheir

Currently running a campaign with the aim of feeding 1.5 million fasters this Ramadan, a blank SMS to 9597 will deduct 5LE from your credit. A meal costs 20LE so go ahead and send four texts.

Nahr El Kheir

Committed to providing safe, clean water to rural areas, Nahr El Kheir has been operating since 2012 and has connected thousands of homes with reliable pipes. To donate 5LE send the letter ‘N’ in an SMS to 95535.


Fronted by TV funnyman Mohamed Sobhy, Ma3an has seen real results in rebuilding and developing Egypt's shanty towns and informal housing into safe, inhabitable homes since its inception in 2011. To donate 5LE to the cause send a blank SMS to 91565.