The economic boom that has put India among the world’s top ten richest nations has not wiped out poverty. Far from it. In New Delhi men queue for free food handouts and in rural areas only three out of every ten people have access to clean water. It is in rural areas that an estimated 70 per cent of India’s 1.2 billion population lives. It is believed that more than 1,600 people die each day in India from diarrhea alone. A donation to Ummah Relief International will help us deliver fresh Qurbani meat to the poor during Eid-al-Adha.
Lacking the Basics:
As foreign governments withdraw aid from India, the need for humanitarian assistance has never been greater. Food, clean water, sanitation and medicines are all urgently required. Anti-poverty programs implemented by the Indian authorities seemed to be taking effect in the 1970s and 1980s but, from the 1990s onwards, globalization saw the initiatives take a backward step. Negativity towards Muslims has made them among the most vulnerable.
Half of all Indians are deemed to be surviving without proper shelter, while 35 per cent of households do not have a nearby water source. Disease is rife and medical aid sparse.
Overlooked in Poverty Count:
Massive swathes of the population in India are not included in the official poverty count, including the Dalits, women and those from minority ethnic tribes. They have become known as ‘the forgotten poor’. They are marginalized in society and seemingly do not exist for the poverty figures.
A Qurbani donation in India can help to alleviate the suffering and provide much-needed food.
Help The Poor in India Via URI
Ummah Relief International can distribute Qurbani meat to those in the greatest need in India. It can also help provide communities with clean water. But we can only do this with your support. For full details about our water well projects, click here http://www.ummahrelief.org/water-well-projects/
Make Qurbani Donation India. If you donate qurbani India, you will relieve suffering. As with Udhiya Donation India, your generous gift will benefit those whose suffering is all too often ending in tragedy. Please, donate now.
During the month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal to honor Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for the sake of God. This sacrifice is known as Qurbani. It is an important and integral part of Islam, and one every Muslim aims to support. According to tradition, at least one third of the meat from the slaughtered animal must go to poor or vulnerable people. One third of the meat can be kept for the family of the person who has slaughtered the animal and the final third is given to their neighbors.
The Festival of Sacrifice, Eid-al-Adha, is celebrated during Dhul Hijah. It begins on the tenth day and ends on the thirteenth. A donation to Ummah Relief International’s Qurbani Udhiya Program will ensure that fresh Qurbani meat can be distributed to the poor who would otherwise be excluded from this important tradition.