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Sai Prema and Asco Foundation team up to help 500 families in the West

Sai Prema and Asco Foundation team up to help 500 families in the West

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 10/06/2021
Sai Prema Foundation Fiji and Asco Foundation assist 500 families in the West.

Sai Prema Foundation and Asco Foundation have joined hands to assist 500 families in the West with grocery packs.

Sai Prema Foundation Director Sumeet Tappoo says the Foundation is committed to helping the people of Fiji and as part of their continuing efforts, they have distributed grocery ration packs to 500 more families.

He says this effort has only been possible due to the kindness and generosity of the Asco Foundation whose support made it possible for them to undertake the distribution.

Tappoo further says the Foundation has been inundated with requests from across Fiji and that it was important that the country stands in solidarity to overcome this pandemic situation.

He adds they are deeply saddened by the plight of the people as many are struggling to feed their families and they feel particularly for the children, elderly and disabled who are helpless.

Tappoo says he is also very touched to see the vast number of NGO’s and charitable organisations who have stepped up.

The Asco Foundation is the charitable trust arm established by Asco Motors and has been in existence since 2018 and has since provided $200,000 of donations to various charities and organisations.

Asco Motors CEO and Asco Foundation Trustee Craig Sims says the Asco Foundation wanted to reach out and assist as many families as they could.

Sims says they chose to work with the Sai Prema Foundation of Fiji because of their impressive record of reaching out to all communities in Fiji.

The distribution was undertaken in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki by Sai Prema Foundation’s ground based partners and distribution teams who identified families who were in serious need of assistance.

Each grocery pack contained 4kg rice, 4kg flour, 4kg Dhal Soup Mix, 450g Milk Powder, 200g Ceylon Tea, 100g Curry Powder, 2kg Raw Sugar, 500g Salt, 374g Breakfast Crackers, 750ml Oil and 3 pack Soap.

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