Hafiz Musawer Ahmed, Regional Missionary, Senegal
This year, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Senegal, in collaboration with Humanity First Senegal and Humanity First Canada, had the opportunity to help the unemployed, less privileged and needy people affected by the Covid-19, in which members of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Senegal participated extraordinarily.
This is a distinguishing feature of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya that under the divine leadership of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, it is always engaged in the service of religion as well as in the service of humanity.
This process is not limited to one country or region, but following the instructions of Huzooraa, members of the Jamaat, individually and also under the banners of Humanity First and IAAAE collectively, are helping others, regardless of race, colour or religion, all over the world in a very organised manner.
In the beginning of March this year, when coronavirus started to spread in the world, Huzooraa issued a special instruction to members of the Jamaat to help humanity. Members of the Jamaat all over the world responded to this instruction of Huzooraa and Humanity First also developed strategies to help victims of Covid-19.
In early April, like the rest of the world, the government of Senegal imposed lockdown and various businesses were shut down. As a result, a large section of the population suddenly became unemployed and there was a dramatic increase in poverty. The economic downturn has badly hit every segment of the country.
Like all parts of the world, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Senegal, in collaboration with Humanity First Senegal and Humanity First Canada, has served the population with government officials, such as governors, mayors and local authorities in 14 regions of Senegal.
Likewise, during the holy month of Ramadan, we contacted the underprivileged, especially in rural areas, and distributed food items and antiseptic products in the form of rations and cash assistance as well.
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Senegal has distributed food items and antiseptic products in 125 villages in 14 regions of Senegal and a large amount of cash was also distributed to deserving families. Thus, since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, during Ramadan and on the blessed occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, a total of 2,464 Senegalese families have been served nearly $30,000 in the form of rations and cash.
May Almighty Allah enable Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Senegal to serve mankind with full capabilities. Amin