Nakhla is a 35-year-old widow and mother of three young children from Yemen. Since losing her husband, the family breadwinner, seven years ago, Nakhla relies on loans from her family and neighbours as well as financial assistance from Islamic Relief to provide the basics for her family.
However, there are some days Nakhla still struggles to put nutritious meals on the table for her kids, often forgoing meat when she doesn’t have enough money for groceries.
“Lack of meat affects the health of my children…Most of the time we eat rice, potatoes and vegetables. If we lack the money we stay without food for one day or more. The hardest feeling [is] when my children go to school and they are hungry, I feel sad,” she says.
Last year, during Eid al-Adha, Islamic Relief provided fresh Qurban meat packs to Nakhla’s family and helped them make the most of the festive season. “The meat provided by Islamic Relief [was] enough for four days. My kids love meat and they become happy and enjoy Eid with their favourite dish…they [Islamic Relief] draw a smile in the faces of my children and other needy children.”
In 2018, Nakhla’s family in Yemen was just one of the many vulnerable families your gift of fresh Qurban meat helped during Eid al-Adha. With your generosity, we were able to create lasting memories for vulnerable families everywhere. This year again, they are relying on you to help make their Eid al-Adha a happy one.