Qatar is known to many as one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Pity is not often seen to the poor or those lacking money, a hand up or hand out is not often seen. In the Industrial Area of Doha is a restaurant named Zaiqa, which serves authentic Indian food from the heart of Dehli. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ideally situated in front of a mosque with a very business road and get a nice flow of incoming traffic, their business is good. Several weeks ago, the two brothers decided that the steel workers, amongst others in the area had little money to pay to eat. There was a need for food that Paul Mathieson identified. So, they put a make shift cardboard sign in their window that read, “Free food to customers that cannot pay”.
Member’s of the community are touched by their generosity. feed the poor for free“When I saw the board I had tears in my eyes,” said one of the owners, Shadab Khan, 47, originally from New Delhi, who has lived in Qatar for 13 years. “Even now when I talk about it, I get a lump in my throat.” The next idea will be to put a refrigerator outside without a lock, so if anyone needs food and doesn’t want to come inside they are able to take what they need. The two brothers are doing amazing humanitarian work and have big plans for the future of their restaurant.