By: Laymah Kollie
Vamoma House-Monrovia: As a way of celebrating and creating a joyous Christmas festival for the elderly and people living with disabilities in Monrovia, Big Sisters for Girls Initiatives in collaboration with Sisters With Impact has donated some food items to people living with disabilities at Vamoma, Monrovia.
The items valued a little over one thousand United States Dollars (US$1,000) included rice, onion, vita among others. It was distributed to about one hundred and twenty (125) persons.
Making the donation, Ms. Ruth Gbatoe, an executive member of Big Sisters for Girls Initiative said they have observed the difficulties Elderly and Physically Challenged go through in search of daily bread, as such, the group decided to put food on their tables for the holidays.
” We want to see our elders and these people with disabilities have sufficient food on their tables for the festive season and that they enjoy these moments at their houses on these holidays” Ruth noted.
She called on donors and philanthropists for helping hands in order to have the donation as a continuous process to the less fortunate.
Vamoma house is a central point where many elderly and people with disabilities gather every morning to beg passengers and good will individuals for their daily bread. They find it as a means of survival and and center for empathy.
John S. Pleemie, chairman of the elderly and people living with disabilities at vamoma appreciated Big Sisters and partners for the items donated and called on humanitarians to help empower some of them that are a bit stronger with businesses as a means of survival in order to leave the streets.
“Some of us here want to do businesses but there is no money. What we most times get from people is only food items and sometimes money like dollar or two dollar, which is not sufficient to start a business. We want to leave the street and start to do something” Old man John said
Big Sisters for Girls Initiatives is a group of young ladies working to positively contribute to shaping the minds of the younger generation through mentorship and promotion of menstrual hygiene.