Gunjur Project donates 175 bags of rice to support needy in Gunjur-Kaajabang
As food insecurity and economic hardship looms for families due to effects of Covid-19 pandemic, Gunjur project has intervened with donation of 175 bags of rice to the community of Kajabang in Gunjur.
Addressing the gathering during the distribution of the largesse, Kajabang Alkali (village head) Yusupha Saho thanked Gunjur Project for raising funds to alleviate the plight of the poor.
“Gunjur Project has been a long term partner to this community in the area of health, education and skills training among others to help us develop and become self-reliant.
This assistant hasn’t come a moment too soon because a lot of families are desperate for help due to hardships wrought by the new pandemic”.
For Lamin Bojang of Kajabang Village Development Committee, the distribution of aid was done in a “fundamentally sound” manner without discrimination on the basis of age, religion or political affiliation.
“This is what we need. Coming together as a community to help each other with unity in diversity is the essence of our community”, he said.
On their part, Gunjur Project who have been operating a hospitality business alongside charitable ventures in the community for over a decade had this to say with a short video posted on their Facebook page: “Here we have the Alkalo (village leader) with the Imam (mosque leader) as the community arrives to receive their sacks of rice. We can’t say a big enough thank you to everyone who has supported our Covid19 appeal so far.
Unfortunately the confirmed positive tests here are now rising daily - we will continue to do everything we can to support and protect our community. 🙏🏽“
The Gunjur-Kaajabang VDC identified 175 compounds in the locality were a bag of rice was distributed. GunjurOnline understands that Kajabang does not fall under the support of the Gunjur Covid-19 Emergency Relief appeal or the TARUD Covid-19 donation, hence the focusing of Gunjur Project in the area for intervention as a result of Covid-19.