For Marzia, a 40-year-old mother in Kabul in central-eastern Afghanistan, poverty affects her and her family every single day.
With six children, including 9-year-old Fatima* who’s living with a disability, Marzia and her husband are struggling to support their family.
To earn a living, Marzia’s husband Qadeer collects old metal from people’s homes and then sells the materials at market to make money.
However, living in on less than £50 a month, the family are battling chronic poverty. Meat is a rare luxury for this family:
We eat meat only every 20 days. Though sometimes some neighbours do give us meat if they have any spare.
We can only afford it only once every three weeks. Our income isn’t enough to allow us to eat meat more often.
Fatima is not well and some doctors said this is due to her being malnourished during her first two years of life.
This is where your generous donations made a crucial difference to Marzia and tens of thousands more people in Afghanistan.
In 2019, your Qurbani supported a staggering 43,710 people, including families like Marzia’s:
The weather was hot but our neighbour has a shop at the market with a freezer. He helped us keep the meat in his freezer.
Alhamdulillah! Thanks to you, Marzia, her family and thousands more were able to have a source of meat and much-needed protein last Eid al-Adha.
Thank you for your continued support. You are life-savers.
Reap the rewards of this blessed month.
*Name has been changed to protect the person’s identity.