Islamic Relief Kenya has successfully implemented the Qurbani food pack distribution with funding obtained from IRW. The programme complemented well with the IRK’s ongoing programmes such as Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP) and Outpatient Therapeutic Care (OTP) whose objective is to contribute to the reduction of acute malnutrition in North Eastern region through the Integrated Emergence response (IER) project, funded by ECHO. The other programmes that have complemented this project include the BSFP(Blanket supplementary feeding) targeting children under five, pregnant and lactating women whose objective is to reduce further deterioration of nutritional status of the target groups. Orphan 1-2-1 Sponsorship Programme and Orphan Micro-enterprise Project which assists orphan families through providing basic needs and non interest loans respectively, complemented well with livelihood programme that involved destocking project which ensured the respective destocking communities benefitted from both the meat and money from the slaughtered animals.
Through this initiative, IRK has distributed 23,783 Qurbani to 47,566 households/families during 2011’s Eid-Ul-Adha celebration.A total of 285,396 individuals directly benefited the Qurbani distribution i.e. one household has an average of 6 persons.The project saw to it that there was improved food security for 47,566 target households within one month of distribution as well as an increased visibility of IRK as a humanitarian organization that recognizes and respects peoples cultures, way of life and the disadvantaged/vulnerable society.