NOSH-Zimbabwe donates livestock to feed hungry families

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The NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief in partnership with  Diyanet Foundation from Türkiye have come together to provide Qurbani meat in Zimbabwe.

They have provided 1 150 cattle and 1 300 goats, which will benefit over 50 000 families respectively. The animals will be slaughtered and distributed to families in need in various communities across Zimbabwe. The meat will be used to prepare meals for families who would otherwise go hungry.

Qurbani is the Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal, such as a cow or goat, during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice.”

“We are grateful for the support of our donors and partners who have made this Qurbani feeding program possible,” Afzal Motiwala, founder of NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief, said.

“We believe that everyone deserves to have access to food, especially during this time of year when many families are struggling to make ends meet. We hope that this Qurbani feeding program will help to provide some relief to those in need,” Moitiwala said.

NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief has been carrying out feeding programs in Zimbabwe for several years. In addition to Qurbani, the organization also provides daily meals to over 600 families in need, supports families who are unable to pay school fees or medical bills.

Under the Zimbabwe Relief banner, the organisation was amongst the very first responders to mobilise food aid and other essentials to families affected by the earthquake in Türkiye earlier this year.

The Zimbabwe Relief is actively involved in packing and distributing monthly food hampers to support individuals in Türkiye affected by the earthquake and those residing in refugee centers in Southern Türkiye.

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism, to sacrifice his son, Ismail as ordered by Allah. It is one of Islam’s most important celebrations.

Usually lasting three to four days, and celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide, the celebration begins on the 10th day of the Muslim calendar lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, at the time of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Considered the holiest of the two Eids, the other being Eid al-Fitr, or “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” that commemorates the end of Ramadan, it is one of two major Muslim celebrations observed across the globe each year.

NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief is proud to be able to provide Qurbani to underprivileged families in Zimbabwe during this holy time of year. The organisation is committed to helping those in need and to ensuring that everyone has access to food.

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