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COVID-19: Ruparelia Foundation Donates Relief Items To 5,000 Vulnerable Families

The Ruparelia Foundation, one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in Uganda has embarked on donating food relief items and other essential items to about 5,000 most vulnerable families in Kampala and other towns following Kampala lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A truck full of items that were donated to the poor in Kampala

The Foundation will distribute foodstuff to the most affected families, more so the casual workers in 12 parishes of Kampala including — Kagugube, Bukesa, Kisenyi, Kamwokya, Kololo, Mengo, Old Kampala, Shauri Yako, Nakasero and Industrial Area.

Cedric Babu gives items to a poor man

Ruparelia Foundation, the charity arm of Ruparelia Group is working with Kampala Central Aspirant, Cedric Babu to reach out to the most vulnerable.

A man smiling home with items

 Rajiv Ruparelia, Managing Director of the Ruparelia Group said the gesture is part of their core principles of reaching out to the needy in such circumstances like it is under the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

A person with disability receiving items from Cedric Babu

The 5000 families to benefit from 5000 care packages are to be drawn from across the country selected from the community. The package will include sugar, soap and maize flour among other items.

A number of items were donated

“We thank the teams that are working tirelessly especially the President, the Health Minister, Permanent Secretary, doctors and nurses and all the medical teams, police and security agencies for the good work,” Rajiv said.

Uganda has registered 30 Coronavirus cases by Saturday March 28.

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