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RO90,000 raised in a day to build homes

27 Apr 2021 By MOHAMMED TAHA

As part of its ongoing commitment to support needy families, Nizwa Charity Team has launched an initiative called ‘Maskni’, or ‘My House’.

Started in the first week of Ramadan, the initiative saw the collection of RO90,000 within 24 hours to build three houses for needy families.

Operating under the umbrella of the Committee for Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development in Nizwa, it has several other ongoing programmes this Ramadan, including support for orphans. 

The team sponsors 450 orphans, looking after their nutritional needs.

Started in 2018, the team conducts its charity work with the help of 120 volunteers. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Shams bin Saif Shams al Saifi, a member of the team, said, “We have launched and completed several programmes since the outbreak of COVID-19 to alleviate the suffering of Omani families impacted by the pandemic.”

To date this Ramadan, the team has distributed 1,500 purchase vouchers and 1,000 food baskets among needy families and those who lost jobs due to downsizing in several companies in the country resulting from the double whammy of a slowdown in the economy and the pandemic. 

Additionally, the team has distributed meat of 15 cows and food baskets that contain rice, honey, dates and vegetables among 1,020 underprivileged families at a total cost of RO28,642.

“We have received financial support from many people, and the Omani Agriculture Association has supplied vegetables for distribution among needy families,” Saifi said.

“The team is now working on helping families sell their homemade products. In the pipeline is an academy for orphans and children of needy families for their entertainment, educational, cultural and sports activities.”

The team can be reached on 94471117.

 

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