Kadiatu Fofanah, with both legs amputated and who now sits in a wheelchair, lifted both hands high up in the air thanking God for what she described as ‘God sent’.
The ‘God sent’ took the form of bags of rice, salt, magi, cartoons of tin tomatoes, gallons of oil and bags of onions which was donated by a German philanthropic group called Mamilla and facilitated by Panhecs- Dusseldorf , a Sierra Leonean NGO based in Germany.
Hundreds of amputees and war wounded from Jui, Grafton, Hastings, Rokel, Newton, and Bengeuma will be benefiting from the donation.
Mr Osman Turay, the Financial Secretary of Panhecs, said their organization had been making generous donations to the amputees since 2004 when these amputees were all based at the Murray Town camp.
He said this donation was facilitated by them but was done by a group of Germans who were based in Schermbech, Germany, and were represented by Mrs. Gudrun Gerwing and Mr Dieter Smith.
Mrs. Gerwing told the amputees that they were very happy to leave their families in Germany to demonstrate their love and empathy for the amputees.
She promised that they as an organization would continue to provide help for the amputees in many more donations to come.
The amputees through their chairman, Jusu Jarka, expressed thanks and appreciations to both organizations.
Kadiatu Fofanah, who is the vice chairlady of the amputees, said it had been very hard for them especially as amputees to fend for themselves and feed their children.
She said that the donations came on the right time.