400 needy families get aid in Nangarhar
JALALABAD: About 400 deserving families were given food aid by a charity over the past week in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.
Abdur Rahim Saraf, the head of Jamiat-i-Eslah that delivered the aid, told Pajhwok Afghan News it was working for the reconstruction of the country.
He said they had built several religious schools, teacher training centers and hospitals. The organisation collected food items from the rich and distributed them to poor households in the province.
Khalid Rashid, in charge of the aid collection drive, said they had recruited 150 volunteers to deliver eatables to 1,000 families. But they managed to reach out to 400 families only.
Each family was given four kilograms of bean, five kg of oil, 500 gram of tea, one kg of dates and 20 kg of flour.
Mohammad Nabi, an aid recipient from Chaparhar district, said: "I am happy they have given me much-needed food. I won’t need to work in Ramadan."--(PAN)
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