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5 poor families get sewing machines

Staff Correspondent

9 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

JCI Dhaka Independent, a new chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI), has provided five sewing machines to the same number of underprivileged families at Mirpur in the capital to ensure their regular income amid the Covid-19 situation.    

The non-profit organisation has established a Zakat fund under ‘Firey Asar Lorai’ campaign to provide help for needy families during the pandemic, said a news release.

JCI national vice-president Mahmudun Nabi, JCI Dhaka Independent president Tasnuva Ahmed, vice-president Ishrat Sultana, secretary general Benazir Rahman and Shafquat Husain were present in the machine distribution ceremony in Mirpur-12.

Tasnuva Ahmed said many people helped less privileged people out with basic needs, but within a year many of them also lost jobs and business amid pandemic. 

“We need to do something static to give them back some earning sources. This is why we thought of providing a means for earning,” she said.

JCI Dhaka Independent is determined to serve the society on a continuous basis. As part of our plan, we are doing this for a sustainable growth of the community rather than distributing any one-off charity.