COVID-19: Emotions as NGO give palliatives to homeless triplet-nursing mother, 253 vulnerable

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By Dennis Agbo

SYMPATHY went excessive in Enugu, yesterday, when a Non-Governmental Organization, South Saharan Social Development Organization, SSDO, in partnership with Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (Victims Support Fund) distributed palliatives to 254 indigent residents of Enugu state, whose revenue had been affected by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

Among the beneficiaries of Covid-19 reliefs distributed by the group included a homeless triplet-nursing mom with 4 different kids, Mrs Chidinma Anosike Chidinma, whose husband deserted earlier than supply of the triplets.

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Other weak individuals that benefited from the palliatives had been a blind lady at Ogui-Eke and a crippled man who lives in a zinc corrugated home in Oma-Eke, each in Udi native authorities space of Enugu state.

Anosike, the nursing mom of triplets and 4 different kids, who squat in class premises, having no residence of hers, in an emotional speech stated: “You don’t know what this means to me, ever since my husband realized that I was pregnant with triplets, even more, so that we have four children already, he left us and never came back.”

The elated blind lady danced round when she was knowledgeable of what the staff delivered to her.

The palliatives consisted of meals objects, sanitizers and facemasks, to satisfy the physiological and security wants of the individuals.

Speaking on the occasion flag-off, Executive Director of SSDO, Dr Stanley Ilechukwu regretted that the Covid-19 impressed lockdown has introduced a stark option to households, to danger demise or incapacity as a result of virus or starvation and hunger from lack of revenue.

“South Saharan would assist you to make sure you aren’t positioned in a state of affairs the place it’s a must to select both. This train is being carried out efficiently with a working database of weak households within the state.

“The project is ongoing and SSDO is calling out to both individuals and groups whose interest has been kindled and would like to donate to help,” Ilechukwu stated.

The palliatives which targeted on widows, orphans, and other people residing with disabilities, PLWD, had been distributed throughout Enugu East, Enugu South, Nkanu East, and Udi native authorities areas of Enugu state.


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