NGO distributes foodstuffs to 100 Christain widows

NGO distributes foodstuffs to 100 Christain widows

Channel For Widow Relief Initiative (CFWRI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday distributed foodstuffs to 100 Christian widows in Ibadan. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that CFWRI, which caters for about 500 widow members had on May 12, distributed food items to 250 Muslim widows in Oyo state. While distributing the foodstuffs on Saturday, the Executive Director of CFWRI, Alhaja Fadhilah Balogun, said that no fewer than 150 widows had yet to be catered for due to financial constraints. Balogun said that her NGO which deals in helping widows and orphans in the society still needed donations from members of the society to be able to provide the needs of the widows and their families. The executive director said that her NGO annually gave out food items to widows during Ramadan irrespective of religious belief to make life convinient for them and their families. She said that the distribution of the food items was very imperative during this stay at home order of the govermment occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic. “Foodstuffs are so expensive during this period and nobody can survive without food. “CFWRI has to solicit to good spirited people, our donors, to facilitate the availability of these foodstuffs to the widows in other to alleviate the suffering of widows during this period. “Many of them have a lot of children to feed, if they are ordered to stay at home and there is no food to eat, it may lead to sickness and even death,” Balogun said. She called on wealthy and good spirited individuals in the society to assist CFWRI  in addressing the plight of widows in the society. Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Theresa Adediran, appreciated CFWRI for constantly assisting the widows in the state. Adediran said that God is using the NGO in alleviating the sufferings of widows  and their families in the state. She called on wealthy Nigerians to support the CFWRI executive director and as well as emulate her kind gesture toward the widows. NAN reports that food items distributed are Rice, Beans, Cassava Flakes (Garri) and salt. (NAN)

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