ACTNews, WEST BENGAL - India is one of the countries that is still poverty-ridden. One of the common cause of food shortage is drought. In 2018, at least 800,000 people in India live in poverty.
West Bengal is one of the poverty-stricken regions in India. The locals only earn a low daily income. In fact, 90 percent of the population is unemployed, not to mention the drought and famine that make life in West Bengal difficult. Many children are malnourished, and many men in Bengal died at a young age.
In Eid Al-Adha 2019, West Bengal received hundreds of qurbani animals from Global Qurban-ACT. As many as 518 goats were slaughtered in West Bengal. A total of 8,500 residents benefited from the qurbani distribution funded by the generous benefactors in Indonesia. "The residents here (in West Bengal) may not be able to eat meat once a year due to difficult economic conditions," explained Mohammed Ali Dhorat, a Global Qurban partner in India in August 2019.
Tarhat Falheen (25), a mother of three who is also the breadwinner of her family was very grateful to be able to enjoy qurbani meat during Eid Al-Adha 2019. "This sacrificial meat is very beneficial for dishes for my family. I don't remember the last time we enjoyed nutritious side dishes. Thank you to the people of Indonesia who have been kind to share qurbani with us," she said.
India is one of the countries that experience food insecurity. In Eid Al-Adha 2020, Global Qurban will continue to assist food-insecure regions by sending its best sacrificial meat.