Besides disaster relief, one of the major times of donations is Eid al-Adha.
The Muslim spirit of Qurbani (Udhiya) comes into effect where Muslims from all over the world get together to provide the rare luxury of meat to the poorest of people.
Qurbani in Kenya is a simple and uncomplicated affair, in that there are few regulations when it comes to doing animal slaughter. However, despite this, the YMA insists on enacting all Islamic principles pertaining to the welfare of animals and the hygiene of the meat produced.
The YMA has expansive land in Garissa to stock as many animals as required. It has also recently repaired and updated its Qurbani site in Garissa to enhance its capacity. From here, we can slaughter the animals and distribute the meat or, in many cases, transport the animals to larger villages for the ritual to take place.
Animals are purchased from large farms in bulk to reduce costs and from small local pastoralists at fair prices to assist their livelihood.
The YMA handles Qurbani orders for local Kenyans as well as individuals and large charities from other countries including from the Middle East, the UK and the USA.
- Costs for Goats/Sheep are US$60 each
- Costs for Cows are US$350 each
- Cost of Camels are US$700 each
Last year almost US$50,000 was spent on the Qurbani of 1,094 goats/sheep and 6 bulls.
More than 5,000 families benefited last year from the meat distribution.