Good Deeds Charity USA (GDC-USA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in2009 in the United State of America by Jatani Duba Boru and a few but committed members of the Minnesota Muslim community. It is impossible to talk about GDC-USA without briefly mentioning about the life of its founder, Brother Jatani Duba Boru.
Brother Jatani himself is a Registered Respiratory Therapist by profession. He was born in Nagelle Borana region of Southern Ethiopia, where he lived until 1989. He converted to Islam by the Will of Allah in 1990 and coincidentally decided to embark on a journey to relocate to Kenya before departing to the United States of America in 1991.
It was on this fateful journey of his life that he met other people in northern Kenya, most notably, Sheikh Kamal Ahmed, under whose influence his understanding of Islam took a firm root.
He continued with the effort of learning Islam by attending and taking classes at the Islamic University of Minnesota and Online Islamic University in Virginia. He got involved with local Muslim organizations, such as MAS Minnesota and Islamic Da’wah Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Though many who resettled in the USA are preoccupied by providing material support to their family members back home, brother Jatani felt that the best help is to connect the people to their Creator, The Cherisher and The Sustainer of the Worlds. In 2009, he decided to launch a da’wah program in Nagelle Borana (Ethiopia) where he was born.
He linked up with other pioneers in the field of Da’wah like Sheikh Ali Mohamed Ebba (Sheikh Ali Jimma), Brother Hassan Nadef, Sheikh Salad Jilo and Sheikh Abdinassir Haji Hassan, just to mention a few.
By the grace of Allah (SWT), despite the huge challenges of scarcity of qualified manpower and logistics of covering the vast geographic area, Good Deeds Charity scored tremendous successes by initiating strategic programs that resulted in over 8,000 new Muslims within just a brief time period of two years.
GDC-USA’s main office is located at 763 North Milton St, ST.PAUL, MN 55104,USA. Brother Jatani, the Executive Director, designs, implements and evaluates the programs, directs the organization, spearheads fundraising efforts and establishes viable partnerships, whereas the board of directors maintain the oversight of the organization. GDC-USA currently operates and maintains offices in the USA, Kenya and Ethiopia.