Aid and Africa Relief Response and Development Organization (ARRDO) over the
weekend distributed food packages including bags of rice, sugar, drums of oil
and dates to needy Muslims in the Kanifing Municipality and West Coast Region.
Director of ARRDO- Ansumana Dibba said currently hundred beneficiaries are receiving their rice, sugar, oil and dates gesture, saying they have been on this humanitarian move since 2014.
He said the gesture was only a small component of their vision. “We want to have other bigger programmes in The Gambia in the coming years,” he said.
Muslim Aid-UK regional programme officer, Ahmad Teladia said they are a charitable organization based in the United Kingdom and has been working across Africa for 9 years since their inception.
Mr. Teladia said the idea of Muslim Aid started in Somalia and since then they have been expanding to other countries to help people in need. “We support families and children in need. It is not the color of a charity that matters; what is important is that people see each other as human beings.”
Kaddy Fadera, a beneficiary from Bakau Newtown, thanked Muslim Aid for the move, describing it as timely. She said the food packs would go a long way in helping her family.