Luiza’s Story: Relief During Times of Instability

Luiza's family, from Chechnya, lives in dormitories transformed into apartment houses. 

In Ramadan 2023, Islamic Relief delivered food items packs to 1,402 homes in Grozny, Chechnya. Our teams also distributed foods vouchers that allowed rightsholders to get the foodstuff products they desired at the keep.  

One of the beneficiaries was Luiza Djabaeva, a 31-calendar year-aged mom of 4. She functions as a housewife, taking care of the kids and the modest flat her spouse and children lives in even though her partner is effective.  

“These times, lifestyle is actually turning into pretty tricky. The selling prices expand extremely quickly, there is no balance. 

“Timur functions as a taxi driver and his day by day earnings (around $12) are used on our everyday requirements.  

“We also have children’s allowances (all-around $480) which we have started to get lately, and with the rise in costs practically all of it far too is used on foods and clothing, medication when children get ill and communal products and services ($60 for each month).  

“My makes an attempt to conserve up some dollars for strengthening our dwelling disorders frequently fall short. 

“During challenging periods, we have to rely on our relations who share with us what they have.”    

Building Do With Minimal Space 

“Alhamdulillah, we have all the desired communal materials right here, the only trouble is that we reside in a previous lodging centre and our flat is 20 sq. meters. 

Image: Luiza&#8217s family members, from Chechnya, life in dormitories remodeled into apartment properties. 

“There is no put to place a desk or an more mattress for youngsters. Muhammad goes to university and he does his homework at his grandmother’s put which is on the exact same ground as ours.   

“Soon Safiya will go to university, in shaa Allah, and Khaleem and Khussein much too and we are not able to set up a spot for them to do their residence jobs and keep their textbooks. This is so aggravating!  

Hope for Ramadan all through challenging times 

“Ramadan is the time of hope and peace for all Muslims. It is also the time of mercy and forgiveness, strengthening of our Iman, increasing our superior deeds and increasing our figures. So, we too are hoping to do fantastic deeds – rapidly and increase ourselves with Allah’s support! 

“During Ramadan, we wake up before to have suhoor. My small children also are setting up to fast tiny by tiny. For suhoor, we try to eat rice with milk, buckwheat or some fried eggs. Then we do our prayers. Each night Timur does tarawih prayer at the nearby mosque. He sometimes has iftar with his buddies.  

All through Ramadan, we take in less due to the fact there is a lot less time for foods. We eat dates for Iftar when we can find the money for them. In the course of the rest of the calendar year, I cook all attainable dishes out of flour, e.g. some buns, chepalgash, khingalsh, galnash.  

“Children like them and this foods also aids to help you save up some signifies for other desires, because youngsters have to have outfits to don and toys also. And when you buy a sack of flour the price for a kilo is less and you can help you save up a little.”        

How Islamic Relief Helps 

“The assist we and the households like ours get from Islamic Reduction in the course of Ramadan is incredibly beneficial. The foods pack lasts for days throughout which we don’t have to bother ourselves about the place to get the food from. It is a good aid, specially now, when the condition is so unstable.   

Luiza from Chechnya taking her voucher at a distribution point in the dormitory and at home. 
Image: Luiza from Chechnya taking her voucher at a distribution place in the dormitory and at home. 

“With us, the Ramadan foodstuff pack will in sha Allah very last for about a week or far more, and it will assistance save revenue we would have to pay out for communal services throughout the complete month. So, it is good help!   

“We have grow to be element of the Islamic Relief Ramadan undertaking thanks to our local community chief Layla. She was our head when the dormitory was however an accommodation centre for IDPs (internally displaced people) and continued her mission into the day. She understands the demands of men and women and does the best she can to assist many others.  

“We gained a voucher from the IRR with which we could pick out items at a foods retail store, and this was fantastic mainly because we selected what we desired and bought a lot more sweets for the month of Ramadan, which small children appreciated most. I cannot notify you what can be enhanced due to the fact this assist was best! We could not talk to for additional!  

“I have so numerous terms of gratitude for all the individuals who manufactured this undertaking attainable! Might Allah grant you with His mercy many situations!  And may He treat you as these He is pleased with!”  

Conserve Families From Starvation

Multiply your rewards from Allah (SWT) this Ramadan. Give households in want the chance to take pleasure in wholesome food items for Suhoor and Iftar for the duration of this blessed month.

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