Hungry men (and women) Eat for free at this new Qatar restaurant

Mohammed Hussain remembers what it feels like to be hungry and living below the poverty line.

When food was hard to come by 20 years ago in Mumbai, he used to go to a restaurant that offered a meal for three Indian rupees (less than QR1).

Hoping to replicate this type of offering to those struggling in Qatar, he and his friend Javahar Abdul Samad have opened a new eatery in the alleys of Doha’s Wholesale Market.

The six-month-old Sharwa Restaurant stands out from the surrounding shops and eateries because it gives those in need a chance to eat for free.

“We want to fill their hearts and their stomachs,” Hussain said of Qatar’s poor.

Eat for free at this new Qatar restaurant
Neha Rashid / Doha News