Foundation to provide succour for less-privileged
A non-governmental organisation, Uche Muoma Foundation for Africa (TUMFA), has launched a programme, ‘Replenishment Initiative’ to provide assistance and relief to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the less-privileged.
President and Founder, TUMFA, Uche Peter Muoma, said the replenishment programme is one of the concepts of the organisation’s welfare initiative, which seeks to assist the less privileged and improve their livelihood by providing basic necessities of life.
He said: “Having gone through the statistical data of the reality of this present time, we have come to simply understand that hunger and lack, which is a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, is the order of the day. A lot of people have so much to deal with at this time, as regards their survival due to the pandemic and lockdown; this is why we have decided to come up with this welfare initiative, which would serve as a relief strategy and palliative for those in dire need of assistance.”
Muoma explained that the programme is designed to aid persons who have been hit badly by the current crisis to recover.
“A lot of people are out of jobs today, others struggle to feed. So, many are sick with no one to run to for aid. This is why our replenishment programme happens to be a timely initiative, which will help target the common challenges faced by people in Nigeria at this critical time.”
He said they are hopeful the programme will be one of the best things that Nigerians have ever experienced in recent times.
“The Replenishment Programme is targeted at the poorest of the poor amongst us; the most deprived in the society, who have no one to turn to for aid. This includes widows, orphans, the disabled, those displaced from their various sources of income by the pandemic and lockdown.
“We wish to provide the needy with food supplies, pocket money, health palliatives and financial support to help ventures affected by the lockdown to restart or for those who lost their jobs, to start up something that would earn them a living,” he stated.
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