Maazah will donate 1% of total sales to support Malala Fund’s work for girls’ education around the world.
Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded Malala Fund in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. They are creating a more equal world by making sure all girls can go to school.
Malala Fund invests in education advocates and activists who are challenging the policies and practices that prevent girls from going to school in their communities.
Since its founding in 2014 Maazah has served as more than a cherished family recipe but an instrument to bridge cultural and racial gaps between Afghan stereotypes and their community. For sisters Yasameen and Sheilla Sajady, being able to share their mothers’ cilantro sauce has been a powerful way to bring vibrancy to their Afghan heritage in a way that only food can do.
“Our parents immigrated here in the late 1970s. They made the sacrifice to
leave behind everything they knew to live in a country with personal
freedoms, greater opportunity, and a strong education system. Our family has
always valued education, and hosted Afghan high school students in our
home to ensure they had access to secondary education programs here in
the US.” Says Maazah Co-founder and CEO Yasameen Sajady.
For Sajady it’s more than a monetary partnership but a way to continue using
the family business to ensure they are paving a future for women who
haven’t received the opportunities they have. “With the recent takeover of
Afghanistan it is now more important than ever to support NGOs and relief
work for the safety, support and development of young women in