KHOJAWIKI.ORG: Hassanali Walji Kanji: Canada giving back to Kathiawar!

Hassanali Bhai’s life-story illustrates the entrepreneurial journey of some ofHasanAli Walji the Khojas over the past six to seven centuries – from peasant farmers to small traders to manufacturers – except in his case, he has done the transition in one lifespan.
And although he has lived in Tanzania and Canada for long periods, putting his roots and improving his fortune, when it was time to pay back, like a true son, Hassanali Bhai chose to return to his native Kathiawar to provide help and support for the ultra-poor Khoja Ismailis.
It was in his voluntary service, however, that Hassanali Walji Kanji has shown his true colours.
When he retired from active business in 1990, he only really changed the focus of his amazing drive, as he then started making a major contribution to improve the conditions in Kathiawar.
Initially sending or delivering materials and supervising educational initiatives from Canada, it was in 2000, after a major earthquake, that he paid for and personally supervised the repair of many personal homes, including a Khoja Ismaili Jamatkhana.
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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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