Mariama, 45, Niger

I provide food for my family by doing some small trading in the market. I sell sweets, cakes, matches, and nuts. Islamic Relief sponsor two of my children through the Orphan Sponsorship Project.

We don’t eat meat all the time, only when I can afford to buy some. Meat costs too much for people like me who lack a lot of resources. Thanks to the people who sponsor us we are able to buy basic foods.

Eid-al-Adha is very important to us as Muslims. We are always happy when we receive some Qurbani meat from Islamic Relief and the children are happy when they receive some clothes. We are grateful for the support we receive and we pray that Allah rewards you all for helping our orphans.