NOSH celebrates Eid al-Adha

No one sleeps hungry (NOSH), an NGO that celebrated their Eid al-Adha in style, sharing meat around Zimbabwe.

By Reginald Tapfumaneyi

More than 1300 goats and hundreds of cattle were slaughtered today in the old suburb of Adbernie, Harare, and the small town of Chitungwiza some few km out of the capital.

Mr. Afzal Motiwala founded one of Zimbabwe’s listed companies on the stock exchange, Medtech is also a philanthropist and heads NOSH.

Mr. Gashirai Nyemba, the Public Relations Officer of NOSH, said that more than 30 000 families around Zimbabwe were set to benefit from this initiative.

“Our motto is no one sleeps hungry, more than 30 000 families across the country are set to benefit.

“NOSH has always been feeding up to 600 people daily in the capital, and we set to increase that number,” explained Nyemba.

Mr. Afzal Motiwala, the founder of NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief, expressed joy at the handover ceremony.

“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,” he said.

NOSH/Zimbabwe Relief has been carrying out feeding programs in Zimbabwe for several years.

The organization also provides daily meals to families who are unable to pay school fees or medical bills under the Zimbabwe relief banner.

The organization was
amongst the very first responders to mobilize food aid and other essentials to families affected by the
earthquake in Türkiye earlier this year under Zimbabwe Relief and is actively involved in packing and distributing
monthly food hampers to support individuals in Türkiye affected by the earthquake and those residing in
refugee centres 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 organization is committed to helping those in need and ensuring that
everyone has access to food.

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