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Ghana Project & Aid Distribution Trip: No Electricity and No Water (Day 6)

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No Electricity and No Water (Day 6) – 10 March 2015


The night was spent with great hardship as the electricity was off and also the water. The mosquitos also were having the feast of their life, but the whole time we kept reminding ourselves we are here for a purpose and it is the locals that are really the ones that have it difficult not us.
In the morning we decided that we will split up as we had 2 distribution points. Myself and Saleh bhai will stay in Salaga and complete the distribution while Molana Ebrahim and brother Ibrahim will go to Gushegu to do the distribution there.

Before Molana Ebrahim and brother Ibrahim departed we did a quick consultation, it was quickly visible how particular and knowledgeable Molana Ebrahim is on the Masaail of zakaat. One thing is learning the masaail of zakaat but to see it implemented in a real life situation was an amazing feeling. Allah reward molana Ebrahim Ameen.

After Molana Ebrahim had departed myself, Saleh bhai and a local brother by the name of Hasan made the plan for the day and how to tackle todays distribution. Today we had to distribute fridges and freezers so the local women can set up a business selling water. We also had to distribute sewing machines and also finalise the setting up of 3 sewing schools.

While driving to the distribution point we realised that there were a lot of people waiting. Alhamdolillah the distribution went very well. We finished the distribution at Magrib time. We also got the chance to interview a few locals in the area.

We had to be in Tamaleh tonight where we were to meet Molana Ebrahim and brother Ibrahim.

On the long drive back to Tamaleh it gave me the chance to reflect on my stay in Salaga. In Salaga their is a great need for a Maaktab. In the morning we met a teenager who requested us to open a hifz class as currently there is not many places that offer this facility.

On a final note, today I saw a young son carrying his very old disabled lady to the distribution point, they sat for hours with the hope that they will receive some aid. Alhamdolillah Caravan of Mercy was able to help this lady and many others like her.

Sameer Ismail

Projects Coordinator