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Qatari patrons donate food items over D300K to 231 families

May 5, 2022, 12:36 PM | Article By: Jankey Ceesay

As part of support to needy families in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan, a Qatari patron recently donated food stuffs worth D325, 515 to 231 needy families in the Pakalinding Village, Jarra West, Lower River Region.

The donated items include 25kg bags of rice, 5-litres of cooking oil and 10kg sugar. Out of total, 54 families received 25kg bags of rice, 5-litre cooking oil and 10kg sugar.

Similarly, 57 families also received 25kg rice and 5 litre cooking oil each, while 120 families each benefited from 25kg rice.

This Ramadan gesture is made courtesy of Qatari patrons namely, H. E. Lolwah, Dr. Reem, Dr. Abdullah and Dr. N. Al-Adosari based in the State of Qatar

The donation was made through Alieu Manjang, a native of Pakalinding based in Qatar and coordinated by Ansumana Kinteh alongside Pakalinding Village Development Committee.

Presenting the items, Ansumana Kinteh, coordinator of the programme, highlighted the significance of the gesture, saying the donated items are commodities that the beneficiary families need especially at a time when Muslims fast.

He commended the donors for their benevolence, indicating that the gesture would continue to put smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries.

Kinteh, consequently, reminded Muslims to be generous and increase the culture of ‘caring and sharing’ especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

The gesture from the Qatari philanthropist, he said, started two years ago and since then, the annual donation has grown bigger and bigger in terms of the number of communities and households that benefited from the items.

It could be recalled that the Qatari philanthropists made similar donation last year, where 238 families benefited from food stuffs during the holy month of Ramadan. 

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