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THE JAMIL AND NYANGA JAWARD FOUNDATION EXPANDING WIDOWS EMPOWERMENT AND WATER TANK PROJECT IN DWAZARK COMMUNITY


In a remarkable effort to expand the foundation's water-tank and Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) projects in one of the most water-deprived areas of Freetown, the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation (JNJF) held a significant meeting with the widows of Dwazark Community. The meeting focused on understanding the immediate needs of the widows and fostering collaboration for successful project implementation.

Dwazark Community, nestled in the heart of Freetown, is a uphill community primarily consisting of vulnerable women must of whom widows. This community faces severe water scarcity, with limited access to clean and safe drinking water. The widows of Dwazark Community endure financial constraints, struggling to sustain their livelihoods due to the additional burden of purchasing sachet water. The community eagerly anticipates the implementation of the life-changing projects initiated by the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation.

The primary objective of the meeting was to assess the immediate needs of the widows and foster collaboration between JNJF and the community for the successful implementation of these life-changing projects. During the meeting, the widows candidly shared their challenges, primarily revolving around financial constraints and water scarcity.

Sitta Fartomah, the chairlady of the community, expressed the plight faced by the widows, emphasizing the critical water shortage they endure. She revealed that for nearly a month, the community has been surviving solely on well water, which is difficult to obtain and unsafe for drinking. To quench their thirst, they are compelled to purchase sachet water, which further exacerbates their financial burden and compounding the challenges they face in sustaining their livelihoods.

In light of the dire circumstances, Fartomah expressed the community's profound gratitude for the forthcoming water and VSLA projects. She acknowledged that these initiatives have the potential to bring about life-changing transformations in their community. Fartomah also extended her heartfelt appreciation to the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation for their unwavering support, while offering prayers for continued assistance to ensure the foundation's impactful work can persist.

The JNJF remains committed to addressing the water crisis in Dwazark Community and empowering widows to reclaim their independence and dignity. By expanding the water project and establishing a VSLA, the foundation aims to provide a sustainable source of clean water and create economic opportunities for the widows, fostering resilience and improving their overall quality of life.

As the foundation embark on this transformative journey, the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation calls upon local stakeholders, government bodies, and philanthropic partners to rally behind this cause. Together, we can uplift the widows of Dwazark Community, alleviate their struggles, and create lasting change

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