Local man nourishes locals with soup

2015-07-09 06:00
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The soup is cooked every Sunday from the early hours of the morning.

PHOTO: candyce krishna The soup is cooked every Sunday from the early hours of the morning.

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A GROUP of Muslim families get together every Sunday during the month of Ramadaan to prepare haleem (soup), which is then distributed to the needy.

The food is cooked at a premises in Albersville­, where many gather with containers to collect their share.

Ebrahin Goolam-Hoosen was instrumental in starting the project.

When he lived in Durban many years ago, he used to cook a pot of the soup and give it to family and friends.

After moving to the South Coast, he decided to grow the idea and provide the soup for the needy.

“Haleem is very nourishing and many Muslims prefer to break their fast with it in the evenings,” he said.

The project started in 1997, with Goolam­-Hoosen cooking only two decks of soup.

Other Muslims heard of the initiative and got involved by sponsoring items.

“We now cook 17 decks and all our families get involved in the preparations,” he said.

The soup is distributed to Marburg, Albersville, lower Albersville, Palmview, mosques in rural areas, Gamalakhe, Shabeni and Mkholombe

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