Islamic Relief's Qurbani distribution in Bangladesh

Qurbani 2015 – case studies

Thanks to your kind donations, we were able to reach 205 families for Eid-ul-Adha.

Niger – Moumey’s story

Moumey from Niger cooking the Qurbani meat she received from Islamic Relief Waqf

Moumey cooking the Qurbani meat with her children

Since Moumey’s husband died, her family haven’t been able to afford meat. She described to us how people usually celebrate Eid.

“It’s a day of mercy. We get up early in the morning to sweep our houses and cook food before going to the Eid prayer. When we come back we eat the food and share it with our neighbours and give some to those who are in need.”

However, for her family, Eid is like any other day.

“Unfortunately we can’t do this generous act. We just cook food for our family and stay at home.”

This is the second year that Islamic Relief has provided the family with Qurbani meat.

“We are very happy to receive this meat. We pray to God and make Dua for those who donated and worked hard to provide us with this.”

Malawi – Nitty’s story

Nitty from Malawi receiving Qurbani meat from Islamic Relief Waqf

Nitty receiving her Qurbani meat from Islamic Relief

Nitty and her family are used to not having enough food, but last year the situation was even worse. The high amount of rain meant the harvest was poor, and the family had even less food than usual.

Nitty worries about the health of her and her children. Without meat, they lack protein. “People who eat meat look different to us; they look healthier,” she said.

The Qurbani pack that we gave the family provided them with the first bit of meat they’d eaten all year.

Bangladesh – Faiza’s story

As her husband is too sick to work, Faiza, 54, is the breadwinner for her family. She does household chores for other families, but the money she earns barely covers the cost of food, let alone other expenses like schooling and medicine.

Faizi from Bangladesh holding her bag of Qurbani meat from Islamic Relief Waqf

Faizi holding her Qurbani meat

The family live in the house they made of mud. There’s no electricity, and they can only get water from the local water pump. The level of hygiene is poor, and malaria is a huge problem.

The cost of meat for Faiza is equal to two days’ worth of food. Buying meat isn’t even an option for her anymore.

“My children ask for gifts for Eid but I can’t afford to buy any,” Faiza told us. “This meat is the only thing I can give them. The best thing about Eid for me is seeing the smiling faces of my children.”

Take a look at our Qurbani 2015 photo gallery.

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