Fire victim receives donation from Essequibo Praant Mahila Mandalee

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The Women’s arm of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, the Mahila Mandalee, on Sunday donated several household items and cash to fire victim Sohodra Sukhai aka ‘Aunty Finey’, 69, of Henrietta Village, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) .

The upper flat of Sukhai’s two-flat house was completely gutted on September, 9, 2016 by a fire which erupted during a welding operation. The widow was living with her daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

On learning of the tragedy the Mandalee donated two mattresses, one mosquito net, one bowl set along with cash. According to the Mandalee Chairwoman Gaitree Budram, the group is very saddened over the family’s loss.

During a visit with the family, Budram encouraged them to have faith in God and pledged the Sabha’s support in rebuilding their future. Budhram said that the group is conducting a clothing drive for the Sukhai family.

Sukhai thanked the organisation for its timely donation and expressed thanks to God for her survival. She only recently lost her son and husband.

The family lost the upper flat with furnishing, a fridge, television, etc, including the children’s school supplies and clothes. They are attending the C V Nunes Primary.