Afrimoney Sierra Leone on Monday 12th April 2021, in the presence of officials of the National Disaster Management Agency and other stakeholders, successfully ended the distribution of four hundred million Leones and one thousand five hundred and ninety-seven (1,597) mobile phones valued over eighty million Leones to all registered victims of the devastating fire accident at Susan’s Bay.
The distribution exercise started on Friday 9th April 2021, at the Susan’s Bay Community and ended on Monday 12th April, 2021.
According to the management of Afrimoney, the donation is part of management’s contributions to help cushion the effects of the fire accident on the lives of the victims.
Fatmata Conteh, a beneficiary, whilst thanking the management of Afrimoney, said that the mobile phones and cash came at the time they needed it most. She went on to say that she lost all her belongings in the fire accident, adding that they have been fired-up by the management of Afrimoney to start up their businesses. She disclosed that she has been finding it extremely difficult to cope with the prevailing circumstances left by the fire accident. She went on to say that some of them are the bread winners of their respective families, and with the cash donated by the management of Afrimoney, it will help them to start up their businesses.
“I will use my cash to start up my business and continue to provide food for my family,” said Fatmata Conteh, assuring the management of Afrimoney that the money will be used judiciously.
Also, 22 years old Mohamed Sankoh, a businessman, described the donation as timely and thanked the management of Afrimoney for supporting them. He added that the cash will help them greatly to return to normal life. He went on to say that he is impressed with the donation, adding that the process is transparent. He assured that he will use the money to start up his business and continue to support his parents and siblings.
A pupil of the Ansarul Islamic Secondary School, Saidu Kargbo, thanked the management of Afrimoney for the kind support. He also disclosed that he lost everything in the fire accident, adding that he will use the cash to buy some of his school items.
Other beneficiaries also thanked the management of Afrimoney for supporting them with mobile phones and cash, which they described as a huge boost towards returning to normal life.
A total cash of four hundred million Leones and 1,597 mobile phones were handed over to 1,597 households at Susan’s Bay, and each household also received the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand Leones.