Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 12:32 PM on Sunday 31 August

/ Front page / News

NGO distributes rations to 150 families

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ONE hundred and fifty five Muslim families in Labasa won't have to worry about food rations this month after the iCharity organisation gave them groceries yesterday.

Organisation Labasa representative Iqbal Hussein said they had been assisting most of the families for abut 10 years.

"We conducted a house to house survey a decade ago where we identified these families who were living under the poverty line," he said.

"They applied and we have been assisting them ever since.

"The families usually receive $60 each for their groceries. This is the second time we have assisted them this year and the first one was in February.

"For us, helping these families is fulfilling our social obligation and we also see it as an act of worship."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No names
  2. No free plane rides
  3. One down
  4. Overjoyed king forgets crown
  5. Shaista scoops title
  6. UN receives assurances on troop's wellbeing
  7. Designers showcase resort wear
  8. Crisis centre for soldiers' families
  9. League members told to strengthen spirituality
  10. 12,000 postal ballots

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  5. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  6. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)