Udhiya recurs every year when Muslims around the world commemorate Hajj (Pilgrimage) and Eid Al-Adha celebration. Those who are financially able, sacrifice livestock in a humane and responsible manner, to share with others and feed the needy.
For Muslims, the Udhiyah or Qurbani basically marks the end of Hajj and considered as the time to reflect on the importance of sacrifice with the Islamic tradition. Muslims all over the world observe Udhiyah or Qurbani by sharing meat to the less fortunate. This act of sharing is considered as a gift to many people in need all over the globe. It is also considered as a celebration since meat is a costly treat that is only enjoyed during special events.
This was the first ever event organized by SOYVDA, the aim of that event was to share meat to those people who are in needy.
The Udhiya project was two days event in which an approximate estimation of 1200 families benefited. The first day SOYVDA has able to manage 700 families by distributing a 5kg meat for every family. Then, the next day the remaining 500 families also get the same.
We collected the money we spent for Udhiya from our selves, parents and the Somali community who are in and out the country. Their donations really make a big difference.
The best thing to do in this world is to put a smile on the face of someone. Remember that small things count! SOYVDA always serves the poor by collecting contribution from the people in upper classes via knocking the door, moving around the village and so on.