The Rwandan Muslim community, in partnership with Aid Africa Muslim Agency (AAMA), yesterday donated foodstuff and clothes worth Rwf 7m to 100 families in Nyarugenge district affected by floods two weeks ago.
Each of the families received an assortment of items that included 50kgs of rice, 50kgs of maize flour, 25kgs of sugar, 5 litres of cooking oil and clothes.
The head of the Muslim community, Mufti Sheikh Saleh Habimana, said the donation would not solve the problem entirely but will help ease it.
“The relief aid shows the love of the Muslim community to all vulnerable people, irrespective of their religion and culture,” Sheikh Habimana said.
The Mayor of Nyarugenge, Theophila Nyirahonora, praised the community for their good initiative to help victims, whom she said were in dire need of shelter, food and clothing.
“You have assisted us in helping some of the affected families; I hope that this (donation) will generate the momentum to ease the tragedy.” she noted.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” said the Director of AAMA, Khalid Houda. “It is part of the Islamic religion to help all the vulnerable people”.