Alfalit Liberia Renews Commitment to WIPNET, Donates X-Mass Food
In keeping with our commitment to supporting the women of Liberia, this week we concluded the donation of 2,000 bags of rice and other assorted food items to the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP/WIPNET) Liberia.
This donation for the Christmas and New Year Celebrations benefited the WIPNET network in Lofa, Bong, Grand Bassa, Gbarpolu, Bomi, Margibi and Montserrado Counties. This gesture is also in keeping with terms of the memorandum of understanding between Alfalit Liberia and WANEP.
The women say they have all reasons to smile. According to them the gesture from Alfalit comes just at the time the economic situation in the country and the cost of living is becoming unbearable by the day and leaving most members of the network having nowhere to turn especially these festive seasons.
Over 70% of the women in WIPNET are old, widows, single mothers and have no source of Income, but yet for more than 15 years they continue to stand in the gap to pray for Liberia’s peace, mediate during critical national issues and lead campaigns for the protection of girls and women’s rights in Liberia.
On December 24, 2019, we kick started the donation with turning over five hundred and seventy begs of rice, vegetable oil, vita and beans to women at WIPNET Montserrado Branch at the Fish Market Peace Hut and later continued to the rest of the counties with Alfalit and WIPNET representatives fully involved with the distribution processes.
At the turning over of the items to WIPNET’s Liberia, Alfalit Liberia’s Acting Executive Director, Rev. Jerome C. Williams said “what we have come to give you today is not new, but one that has been going on for the past 5 years with this 2019 donation making it the 6th donation since Alfalit Liberian began supporting the WIPNET women with food donations for the two major holidays in Liberia”
“We are here to repeat what Alfalit has done over the years, and this is our way of saying thank to you for always praying not just for Alfalit Liberia, but also for Alfalit and Dr. Joe Milton the Board chair of Alfalit International and the entire USA Team.” Rev. Williams remarks as saying.
In response, WIPNET’s Coordinator Madam Delphine Morris, thanked Alfalit Liberia for donation and further commented as saying the management of Alfalit has long promised to work with WIPNET Liberia since 2008 which it has continued to do by providing the women with reading and writing skills, financial empowerment and the by-annual food distribution.
“We want to thank Alfalit-Liberia so much for their kind gesture,”
Madam Morris renewed WANEP/WIPNET’s Committed to a more strong working relationship and to support Alfalit Liberia’s Literacy Campaign to ensure its goal of reducing the high illiteracy rate in Liberia which mostly affects Liberia’s women population.