'Qurbani' means sacrifice... and annually, during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims across the world slaughter an animal - a goat, sheep, cow or camel - so reflecting the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as per the instruction from God Almighty.
Traditionally, one third of the meat derived from such sacrifices is presented to the poor.
In line with this, we have - since 2005 - conducted Qurbani at our organisation's branch in Malawi, distributing parcels of meat to thousands of disadvantaged people.
All seven shares yielded by a single cow are sorted and packed at a well-maintained, hygienic facility by a dedicated team of volunteers who conduct the operation with skill and the reverence associated with its significance.
This act has since been adopted in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Mauritania and Mali.