home > Turkey, africa 21.06.2017 Ekip Kenya Over 100 households benefitted from the aid, which included five liters of cooking oil, beans, rice, sugar and maize flour all packaged in five-kilogram (11-pound) bags that were handed out by Turkish Ambassador Deniz Eke and TIKA Coordinator Emre Yuksek at the Riyadha Mosque.
“My husband was injured, he is the only breadwinner and we have been told he will stay at home for two weeks; the food that we have received here will push through Ramadan as we celebrate, may Allah bless the people of Turkey for their kindness,” Lela said.
The Majengo slums are located 3 kilometers (around 2 miles) from the capital’s Central Business District in Pumwani area.
Talking to the slum dwellers, the ambassador lauded the women for working hard to feed their families in a region where most women are heads of their families.
“You [the women who had gathered to receive the food donation] are supporting and sustaining households all by yourselves, you are very special people and you are very powerful ladies, today’s donation comes from the Turkish people to you for Ramadan,” Eke said.