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UK-based charity largess communities in West Coast Region

Jul 10, 2015, 9:50 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Noor Aid, a UK-based charity that started in The Gambia as a family charity in 2005, recently held a week-long distribution of food and non-food items to communities in Wellingara and environs.

More than 2,000 families have benefited from the items which included bags of rice, sugar, oil, onions, dates, tea bags, and praying mats.

Hashim Bharucha, chairman of Noor Aid, said this year’s distribution was much better organised as they have many distribution centres in the communities.

Previously, there used to be very few distribution centres and people used to suffer a lot standing on the queue.

“This time the distribution was smooth due to the fact that people who used to travel long distance are provided with a distribution centres in their respective areas,” Bharucha said.

He explained that Noor Aid has made so many interventions in the past among them was the donation of a fourteen-foot container of books to the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council.

Bharucha said this year the charity completed 20 mosque projects and more than 170 wells which are all operational and very much appreciated by the beneficiary communities.

The vice president of Noor Aid, Ousman Jammeh, noted that the donated items would go a long way in helping people during the Ramadan.

Fatou Manneh and Musa Saidy both thanked the charity and prayed for the continued well-being of anyone who has a hand in it.