“Meat is a rare component of our diet. We eat it occasionally during festivals and at the reception of the sponsorship money,” Maimona shared. Maimouna is among many people in Niger who see meat as a luxury. Most of the year they survive without the even thought of having a meal with meat. She said, “We don’t even think about it for our daily diet. We cannot afford.” Eid-Ul-Adha was a ray of light her family of five. She was among thousands of recipients of fresh Qurbani meat. In a year that could possibly be another source of despair, their Qurbani meat became a sliver of hope. “It’s a great pleasure to receive the pack. All the family rejoices with it. This gives us the opportunity to have abundant meat as everyone else,” she said.