The Prem Rawat Foundation Donates US$10,000 for Disabled in Niger
In May 2008 the Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) donated US$10,000 to the Koulawa NGO organization to provide food for more than 750 disabled women and children in Niamey, Niger, who are in various educational and training programs.
An exceptionally arid region on the edge of the Sahara desert, Niger has long suffered political instability, drought and scarcity of food. With the recent rapid increase in the price of cereals, many of those most at risk have been faced with the threat of starvation.
By the end of July, three distributions of rice, maize and millet had been made to 760 people in five districts within the Niamey urban community. One more distribution is planned by the end of August. The recipients so far have included 50 blind students, 100 deaf students, and 610 women and children and some men with other handicaps. In one village, Route Fillingué, the food gave a special boost to people who had recently lost their homes in a fire. Read original press release
Photographs Courtesy of Koulawa NGO