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Ghana Project & Aid Distribution Trip: Sustainable Livelihood (Day 7)

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Sustainable Livelihood (Day 7) – 11 March 2015


Today was our final distribution, and it was to take place in Tamaleh itself. As usual we had an early start as we knew we only had a few hours to complete the distribution. When we arrived at distribution point molana Ebrahim and Saleh bhai went to the district commissioners office, While me and brother Ibrahim started organising things. A local sister by the name of Aatikha was a great help as she had already done a lot of the arrangements for us. Like yesterday we intended to distribute freezers so that the women can start selling cold drinks and earn a sustainable livelihood. We also had arrangements to distribute sewing machines too. Alhamdolillah the distribution went very well and the local women including the widows were very happy that Caravan of Mercy were able to help them. (Alhamdolillah)

Molana Ebrahim was also interviewed by a Ghanaian radio station regarding the good work that Caravan are doing. One thing he mentioned was that this distribution “was only possible due to the support shown by our donors in the UK”. I had the chance to speak to sister Aatikha and she also expressed her gratitude towards the donors at com and prayed to Allah that he accepts everyone’s efforts. After the distribution we had to rush to the Airport as we had to catch a flight back to the capital Accra. Whilst on our way back to Accra I thought about all the people that Caravan of Mercy were able to help, but at the same time I thought to myself that the task is still not complete as there are still thousands of people we still need to reach.

In northern Ghana the Muslim Ummah is in great need of aid and also education, more specifically Islamic education. The SSP project was the first of its kind in Northern Ghana, and the response from the locals was very positive. The weeks and months ahead will determine how best Caravan of Mercy can serve the people of Northern Ghana. Our arrival to Accra for now marks the end of the SSP distribution in Ghana. The next few days will be spent in Asiga overlooking the student sponsorship. We have a lot of work to do in the next few days but I’m confident we can achieve a lot in the remaining days.

Sameer Ismail

Projects Coordinator