Salimata, a widow and mother of eight from Mali, is one of many people that your donations reached during Qurbani last year. She grows and sells vegetables to earn a living and support not only her immediate family, but her extended family as well. Her four eldest sons also work to support the family, but even that is not enough.
“Because of the conflict in the north, the price of animals is increasing in the market. Eating meat is a rare occasion in my family. We cannot afford to eat meat anymore. The price is too expensive. All our money is spent on food and we can only afford to buy millet and sorghum. If these high prices continue, it will be a disaster. Meat is so precious in our community, we consider it “the red gold.”
Islamic Relief was able to provide Salimata and her family with the gift of meat for Eid so that they may enjoy this blessed holiday.
“This meat pack is a blessing for me and my family. It will help to enjoy our Eid, as we cannot afford to buy Qurbani. This meat pack will go a long way with so many mouths to feed, and it is enough to feed us for a few days. It’s been so long since we’ve had meat, I know this will put a smile on my children and grandchildren’s faces. I thank Islamic Relief and its donors for their generosity. I’m hoping that next year we can receive the same blessings. I pray Allah to bless them more than enough and grant them the highest place in Jannah. Eid Mubarak to all of them.”