As the month of Ramadhan is fast approaching, Abode of Peace Foundation (APF) has reached out to over 1000 Muslim families with food hampers in Balaka and Mangochi districts.

Abode of Peace Foundation is a charitable Islamic organization with the core duty of reducing challenges Muslims go through particularly in food security.

Speaking after receiving the food package, one of the beneficiaries, Lamusi Bakali, 76 of Iweni village Traditional Authority Kalembo in Balaka, said was very excited that he has received a starter pack for the month of Ramadhan.

“The package will ease the food shortage his family is facing as he has harvested inadequate produce this year,” Bakali

On his part, Village Headman Kamwana of Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi, has commended APF for considering people of his area.

Village Headman Kamwana said the gesture is a sigh of relief to the less privileged people in his village as they always struggle to find food to break their fasting.

He also appealed to well wishers to emulate the gesture and reach out to others Muslims in the rural areas.

Speaking to Radio Islam on the side line of the distribution, one of the executive members of APF, Patrick Nix Ommar, said they decided to reach out to the vulnerable Muslims as they struggle to find food during the month of Ramadhan.

Ommar said “it is the teaching of Islam to share with others in the month of Ramadhan so that they should not find it hard in their fasting.”

The exercise was carried out with financial support from the German based Islamic organization called Muslim Hefeln.