Gohar, 55, has struggled to earn a living since losing both of his legs in an earthquake. He lives with his 4 children in Daban, Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
“I rely on charity from relatives or the community to meet the basic needs of my family as I am not able to do any work due to my disability,” he explains. “There is no other source of income for me except charity.”
Gohar lives in a remote area of Daban with poor access to healthcare facilities, making life challenging for him and his children – 2 of whom also have a disability.
While 2 of Gohar’s children are in a free school, the costs of their uniforms and other supplies are difficult to meet.
Celebrating Eid with meat
Last year, Gohar’s family was one of 4,800 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to receive qurbani meat packs from Islamic Relief to help them celebrate Eid al-Adha.
“Eid al-Adha is a day of sacrifice and provision of meat to families who cannot afford their own qurbani. It is a day for prayers and sacrifices for needy persons,” Gohar says, adding that he wishes he could contribute himself, but cannot afford to.
“[My family] consumes meat only on special occasions, such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, with the support of the community. We are not able to buy meat on our own.”
“The qurbani meat packs will help my family and I. We are happy and give thanks to Allah for this. I am very thankful to Islamic Relief for including me in this programme.”
For many families, Islamic Relief’s qurbani parcels are the only meat they’ll eat in a year. Please help us to continue to support the health of vulnerable people around the world. Give qurbani today.