Abir and her eldest son go to collect their Ramadan parcel

Abir Said el Kodri, 30, is a widow and a mother-of-two. Of Palestinian origin, she and her two boys live with her parents in El kods, Saida, Lebanon.

Since her husband was killed during fighting in Saida, Abir has been dependent upon her relatives. Without a job and with her elderly parents unable to financially support her, she relies on her aunt and charities like Islamic Relief to meet the basic needs of her family.

“My children are very young and I have lost my husband,” she told us, when we met her last year. “It is really hard to provide my children with food. I am totally dependent upon the aid given by people. We feel very depressed when we do not have any food to eat.”

Abir received one of over 3,800 Ramadan food parcels distributed in Lebanon during 2013. The package included rice, beans pasta and noodles, as well as tea, sugar, oil, tomato paste and dates.

“This food pack will help my family to observe fast with complete devotion and meet our dietary needs.”
Abir Said el Kodri, Saida, Lebanon.