Muslim Group Identifies With Community
By Edwin G. Wandah
The Islamic Society of Liberia for the Advancement of Mankind-ISSAM, yesterday gave out more than four thousands United States Dollars to several residents of the Barchue Community residents in Congo Town.
Making the donation, the founder and CEO of the Organization, Mohammed A. Dukuly, said the fund was the organization’s own way of identifying with several residents in the area who are living in deplorable condition, some of whom he said live below less than USD1 dollar a day to make ends meet.
ISSAM CEO Dukuly quoted the Holy Quorum which mandates that every Muslim should at least seek the wellbeing of fellow residents and that it was their own desire to see that the more than hundreds in the area feel the importance of being counted as humans. In addition to the cash that was donated, the Islamic Society of Liberia for the Advancement of Mankind in Liberia also provided several business materials and manpower to renovated makeshift structures that were hosting hundreds of poor families in the community.
According to CEO Dukuly, the entire process will cover zinc structures and other poorly built structures some of which have lasted for more than ten years and are now in poor condition. He said, a total amount of USD4, 000, 00 was given to the residents as loan scheme, including additional funds given for the renovation of those makeshift structures.
Also speaking at the program, the head of communication at the Islamic Society of Liberia for the Advancement of Mankind in Liberia, Momolu Sirleaf said, the organization’s paramount aim is to provide minimum assistance to people in need, help the residents of Barchue get their lives on par with other communities, and also provide good living condition for poor people.
In response, three of the beneficiaries, Netty Dweh, Annie Jacobs and Juliet Zayzay, thanked the group for the gesture and promised to use the funds for the intended purpose. The funds were given in several categories, with amounts of USD60, 00, USD100, 00 and USD140, 00 each to the beneficiaries.