Maham Warraich, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Belize
As the fight against Covid-19 continues to spark daily news and breaks daily death totals, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Belize felt the necessity to help the struggling communities of Belize.
Under the branch of Humanity First Belize, pantry bags were arranged and distributed several times during the past month.
Jamaat Belize was very fortunate to have some members from Jamaat Canada arrive in Belize for waqf-e-arzi – temporary waqf.
As Belize is a country already struggling to remain above the poverty line, as more than 50% are below the poverty line, small acts of helping those in need go a long way.
In the West where people are racing to compete with the latest trends and are saturated in materialism, people in Belize struggle to put food on the table for their families. Each bag distributed had cost approximately $10 Belizean, equivalent to five American dollars.
These pantry bags were made up of everyday essentials that don’t reach many local citizens – oil, beans, rice, flour, toiletries and other such essentials were provided and go a long way to feed and help an entire family.