Poverty alleviation: Foundation gives N10.5m financial aid to FCT community

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By Fortune Abang

The Peculiar Gracious Family Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has given N10.5 million financial support to some Nyanya residents in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Foundation, which handed out cheques of N35,000 each to 300 beneficiaries on Saturday, said that the gesture was in support of the Federal Government’s initiative on poverty alleviation.

Mrs Juliet Ezekiel, National Coordinator of the Foundation, said that poverty alleviation could not be achieved with only the effort of government.

“We are here to empower the vulnerable and to eradicate poverty in the community.

“Our vision is to support government initiative in terms of eradication of poverty in the lives of the people, at least to enable them to have something at the time of their needs,” she said.

Ezekiel said that the cash donations would be done weekly to enable more people to benefit from the initiative.

A beneficiary, Mr Patrick Bassey, thanked the Foundation for putting up the programme, pointing out that he benefited immensely from it.

“I attended the event and I did not even know that I  was shortlisted as a beneficiary.

“I am glad the Foundation is aptly touching people lives under the ongoing global pandemic,” Bassey said.

Another beneficiary, Mrs Mary Daniels, a widow, thanked the Foundation for its timely intervention.

“I started a small business since my husband’s demise in 2010. This empowerment will help to enhance my children’s education,” she said. (NAN)

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