Eid Mubarak from everyone at Mahboba’s Promise! We hope you and your family enjoyed a happy Eid Al Adha! A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our Qurban Appeal. Your generosity this year has allowed us to reach an even greater number of Afghan people in need than we ever have before.
Qurban is a critical time of the year as it allows us to feed thousands of families in Afghanistan who typically have low-nutritious diets, leading to ill-health especially in young children. The first 5 years of a child’s life are the most important years for physical and neurological development. In this crucial period, the child’s brain consumes 50-75% of all energy absorbed from good food and nutrition. A child who does not receive the nutrition he or she needs is at risk of stunted cognitive, as well as physical, development. And yet, around the world, at least 150 million children suffer from stunting and millions more are at risk from poor nutrition. We were overwhelmed with the response we received from this year’s Qurban Appeal, and are thankful to our supporters for allowing us to reach some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable individuals.