By Memunatu Bangura
World Hope International in partnership with Freetown City Council and other partners have provided emergency relief and Coronavirus preventive items to three hundred and sixty aged and vulnerable people at Juba, Kaningo and Portor communities respectively.
The support according to the Country Director, Saidu Kanu is to cushion the effect of Covid-19 on the people.
Covid-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of people’s livelihood activities in society especially the aged and persons with disability who can barely provide for themselves.
Saidu explained that the present pandemic situation in the country has rendered many especially persons with disability jobless and without means to fend for the living.
He said World Hope International has been working with partners to implements projects at flood and disaster prone communities, adding that this project costs one hundred and twenty six million leones.
Saidu expressed hope that the support will put food on the tables of the beneficiaries and will improve their standard of living.
Youth Ambassador and Chairman for Portor Juba Community, Tamba Mikel James Fayia said lots of residents are constrained especially during COVID-19.
He appreciated the effort of World Hope International for the support stating that it will help cushion the effect of COVID on the people.
He on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the organizations for the support, adding that the families will sustain their lives.
Mohamed S Kamara, a resident at Portor community said as a person with disability it is difficult for him to survive during this crisis especially with the current situation.
Councilor Pastor Abdul Karim Turay representing Ward 446 said the emergency response items to vulnerable people in the communities is timely and will impact their lives positively.
“Most especially during lockdown most people vulnerable people go through lots of challenges and it is important to help these types of people in various communities,” he said.