THE MEMON COMMUNITY
The Memons have their origins in the small towns and villages of Kutch, Gujarat and Kathiawad regions of pre-independent India. After the partition of the subcontinent in 1947, a large number of Memons migrated to Pakistan. Many preferred to remain in India and a few gradually settled in other countries.
MEMONS AROUND THE WORLD
The Memons are now spread all over the world. A large segment is in Pakistan and India while others are in U.K., U.S.A., Canada & other countries of Asia, Europe, Africa & the Middle East. Wherever they settled, the Memons have organized themselves into various Memon Jamats, just like those found in their ancestral towns, to solve many social problems at the local level. But in the present-day conditions, a strong need was felt to establish an international organization to bring the worldwide Memon community under one umbrella
The mission of the International Memon Organization (IMO) is to act as the central Memon organization representing the Memon community throughout the world and to promote the advancement, upliftment, unity, welfare and well-being of Memons in the world in all aspects of life and at all times in accordance with and under the guidance of Islamic principles
Our Greatest Asset
A broad-based, representative organisation of Memons, accommodating and reflecting the diversity of the social, cultural and international backgrounds of the entire Memon community.A body that shall endeavor to formulate, implement and utilize its policies and decisions on the basis of broad consensus and the largest practicable measure of common agreement.To work for the alleviation of poverty in the Memon community and to improve the quality and standard of living of its members. To protect, maintain and promote the culture, language and dignity of Memons..
IMO has various schemes to provide housing to the shelter-less, financial assistance to needy school-going children, scholarships for higher education, micro finance loans to very small businesses, etc. It also has a very active Ladies Wing and Youth Wing.
The IMO has been divided into several regions or chapters to conduct its activities within the specific country or region. The Chapters are Pakistan, India, North Africa, South Africa, UK Europe, USA, Japan, Mozambique, Middle East and Far East & Canada.