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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

200 families to get stay-home food assistance

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A quartet of prominent Gambian women, assisted by the Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation, will this morning roll out a special package to help some 200 families as they stay at home as part of the national efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The package consists of bags of rice, cooking oil and a D500 cash power voucher to each beneficiary family.

Chilel Sarr, publisher of the glossy Elegance Magazine said the initiative is the brainchild of four women; herself included alongside Nene Faye of Woinet, Fatoumatta Jawara and Aji Fanta Jasseh who in fact started the campaign.

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“Knowing full well that the state of emergency entails restriction of movements which can hit the ordinary people hard economically, we started a fundraising campaign to help provide food relief to randomly selected 150 families.

The First Lady’s foundation was very receptive to the idea and handsomely donated D150 bags of rice. With that we decided to use the monies raised to buy cooking oil and use the remaining cash to each of the beneficiary families to buy cash power”, Chilel Sarr explained. She extended gratitude to all those who donated towards the project, notably the First Lady Fatoumata Bah-Barrow.

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