Women Charity Group Reaches Out To Churches, Disabled Community

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Written by: Daniel D. Cooper/danieldcooper23@gmsil.com

The Promotional Women for Development (PROWD) has made a donation of assorted food items to churches and disable homes in Margibi and Montserrado counties. The donation which was made over the weekend include, 50 bags of 25kg rice, cooking oil & anti Covid-19 materials. Beneficiaries include, Disabled homes, St. Kizito Catholic Church, All Saints Catholic Church and the Christian Association of the Blind.

Making the presentation on behalf of the group, Vice President Rita Jurry said this was their organization own way of identifying with churches and the disabled community during the pandemic period, adding, PROWD will continue to support and identify with other vulnerable persons during this health crisis. She put the cost of the donation at a little over US$1000.

According to her, the donation was made possible through individual member’s contribution, which was used to purchase food items along with anti Covid 19 materials for underprivileged Liberians, particularly those living with disabilities.

“PROWD decided to raise funds through their little monthly incomes to help Liberians during this health pandemic, especially underprivileged Liberians, due to the stay home order and the lockdown”, VP Rita Jurry said.

The President of the group, Mercy D. Blyden said, the organization which consists of 10 members intends to buttress aid effort during this crisis with specific focus on women. According to her, limited funding remains a major obstacle affecting their operations, noting that as a group, they are seeking partnership from the Government of Liberia and local and international NGOS.

Mrs Blydan disclosed that as a group established in 2016, PROWD has been initially engaged in training women and girls to help carryout awareness on coronavirus in various communities in Montserrado County.

In remarks, beneficiaries of the donation thanked the women group for reaching out to them when most needed, and urged them to continue the good work they have started. They promised to use the items for its intended purpose.

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