Qurbani 2020 feedback

This Eid ul-Adha, IKCA supporters from the UK alone offered a total of 12,600 cow shares and 2,026 goats for Qurbani. Your donations allowed us to distribute 430,000 kilos of meat to feed over 70,000 families  from Pakistan’s poorest communities.  Your generosity and support meant we could provide meat to over 2.5 million people this Eid.  

Our 2020 distribution was focused on reaching Pakistan’s poorest throughout Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Peshawar, Bannu, Multan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Okara and Faisalabad. These were families and vulnerable people hardest hit financially by the nationwide COVID lockdown earlier in the year. For some, your Qurbani offering was the only time they got to eat meat this year. Thank you, and May Allah (swt) accept your sacrifice.

As with every year, we made no profit on carrying out your Qurbani. The price you paid covered the full cost of your preferred Qurbani animal as well as the work that went into carrying out the sacrifice.

UK Qurbani order summary (last three years)

Description 2018 2019 2020
Cow Shares 6,795 9,352 12,600
Goats 1,284 1,534 2,026
Total Orders 8,079 10,886 14,626

 


Our Qurbani distributions, this year, were a little different than usual

With the pandemic still at large, Shaukat Khanum Hospital staff faced a number of challenges while distributing your Qurbani this year. Our mission was to reach those hardest hit by the global crisis, which cost thousands of day labourers their livelihoods in Pakistan and made life even more difficult for the nation’s poorest. But that wasn’t all. We had to ensure our staff delivered your Qurbani to them without creating a health risk! This was particularly important, as so many of our beneficiaries were vulnerable, elderly people.

Masks were worn, social distancing observed and attention to hygiene was our utmost priority. Our beneficiaries were happy to avoid the jostling crowds of previous years, as they organised in queues to receive their meat with dignity and care. With the grace of Allah (swt), your generous support and the hard work of all our staff, many of Pakistan’s poorest families were able to eat meat this Eid ul-Adha, despite all the challenges.

Your choice to offer Qurbani with IKCA is testament to the trust we’ve gained as a responsible charity, not just in the field of cancer treatment, but in ensuring your Qurbani is performed to the highest standard and according to the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Thank you. May Allah (swt) bless you and accept your Qurbani.

 

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