The UK/Gambia charitable trust last Friday presented 16 bags of rice, 16 gallons of 5 litres cooking oil and 8 bags of onion to Gambian families in observance of the Muslim feast of Eidul Fitr, marking the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Cherno Yadi, a beneficiary described the generosity as holy, saying some families in The Gambia at times find it hard to get a meal to break their fast. He thanked AGA Global Ambassadors for finding it in their hearts to support Gambian families.
He said the donated food items will serve the beneficiaries a great deal during this difficult time. “There is an economic crisis with covid-19 pandemic and in The Gambia, most people are not economically strong and feed from hand to mouth on daily basis,” he said, saying that the food items will serve families for a long period of time.
Kumba Joof, also a beneficiary described the gesture as noble and timely, adding that the materials will sustain their families for some period.
Late last month, the charitable organisation also supported five Gambian families with one hundred and fifty pound sterling at the commencement of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
Earlier the same month, the trust donated 12 bags of 25kg rice to families in various Gambian communities who are currently not able to earn fund to provide food for their families during the isolation period of covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation also donated buckets and sanitary materials to Mosques, hospitals and other places across the country in a bid to manage and contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia is a non- profit group based in United Kingdom who share the passion to help disadvantaged communities across Africa, particularly in The Gambia. Over the years, they have supported Gambia’s education and health sectors as well as the less privileged.
Sister Angie, Founder AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia said although they are not Muslims by religion but they practice the principles of compassion, love and kindness.
She said humanity and support for Gambian communities is very dear to her heart. “I learnt to give not because I have a lot but because I know how it feels to have nothing,” she said, and added, “we are together as family and family takes care of each other. This is our African culture.”