A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Lagos, Nigeria, African Women on Mission (AWOM) has launched a relief COVID-19 Food Basket Programme to support the less privileged and poor families amidst Coronavirus pandemic.
The programme is aim at supporting the effort of the government in feeding the poor and needy in a time like this.
A press release by the organiser of the initiative, AWOM, revealed that the vulnerable are seriously in need of food and others support items to keep them from starvation as paliatives from government and many other private organisations are hardly sufficient to reach every citizen.
Read the press below;
AWOM’S FOOD BASKET INITIATIVE (WIDOW’S MIGHT)
In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the livelihood of people all over the world has come to a standstill occasioned by global lock down of countries across the world, all as an attempt to stop the spread. The vulnerable and worse hit by this situation are poor families in rural and suburban communities who earn daily wages. These people are gradually pushed to starvation as paliatives from government and many other private organisations are hardly sufficient to reach every citizen.
To support the ongoing efforts to mitigate the hardship and hunger faced by poor families during this lock down and after, AFRICAN WOMEN ON MISSION, an indegenous NGO has intiatiated a food basket programme. The food basket programme christened “Widow’s Mite” aims at delivering food packages to poor families in rural communities. The first phase was launched on the 16th day of May, 2020.
The focus was a slum community in the Iju-ishaga area of Lagos state. Residents had not received palliatives prior to that date.
The distribution started at 1:00pm, with participants and sponsors registration beginning at Noon. Sign in was at the registration tent at the entrance of a Canal in the area. The residents were quite grateful for the gesture even though the packages were quite humble.
This is our first season hosting this Widow’s Mite Project at our Lagos Region and with the help of more sponsorship we anticipate organizing this event on a monthly basis to families accross differnet locations in Lagos state and other parts of Nigeria where we are currenrly active. We are particularly interested in families who are at the brink of starvation and economic downslide occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and as a resultant of the government’s nationwide lockdown.
We welcome private individuals and organisations who are interested in supporting and helping disadvantaged Women and Children in local communities across Africa with food supplies during this COVID 19 pandemic season to contact us.
To register or donate online, please visit www.afwomenonmission.com. You can support our effort with your kind donations in cash, to AFRICAN WOMEN ON MISSION, AC. NO. 1016398211 ZENITH BANK or with food items.
African Women on Mission (AWOM) was founded in 2017 by Mrs. Ajeh Mary Dale, a dedicated philanthropist who is passionate about the livelihood of African women and children. She has dedicated her time and effort providing opportunities that will help give vulnerable families, especially women and children an improved quality lifestyle thereby improving the cause of humanity as a whole.
AWOM is particularly poised and dedicated to strengthening and empowering women in the rural communities across Nigeria and Africa in general.
For further inquiry please contact: Mrs. Mary Ajeh, +(1647) 917-7795; Uduak, 08063142520 (Adamawa), Motunrayo, 08033780821 (Lagos) Barr. Lily, 08163751911.