May 6, 2009, 7:03 AM
making the world a better place to live for the poor and the needy, Noor Aid
Saturday donated some food items, equipment and machines to the poor/less
privileged and needy people across Kombo North and West Coast Region.
The items worth 1.2 million dalasis, these includes seventy-five wheelbarrows, twenty sewing machines, ten welding machines, forty large mattresses, seven hundred bags of rice of 25kg, vegetable oil, and bags of sugar.
Noor Aid is a registered charity organisation based in Manchester, UK, with a branch office at Wellingara, Kombo North, their primary aim is helping the poor and needy in Africa and Asia, while much of their works are concentrated in The Gambia.
Secretary General Ousman Darboe said between 7th and 12th December, they will distribute additional 2000 or more bags of rice to the needy in different locations across the country.
Mr Darboe outlined that in the past, they have constructed wells, provide food worth a million dalasi to poor and needy people in different communities across the country during last Ramadan 2019.
Hashim Bharucha, Director of the charity said on their first visit to The Gambia in 2002, they witnessed large Muslim population without even basic essential needs like water, electricity, shelter and adequate food
He encouraged beneficiaries to always remember to pray for those who provided the items so that Allah can continue blessing them and help them to do more.
Saikou Marong, National Assembly Member for Latrikunda thanked Noor Aid for the gesture, and assured the organisation of his continuous support to enable them to maintain their humanitarian services.