RAF rescues 77 Somali people from jail sentences
21 Sep 2016 - 2:55
DOHA: Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has provided QR500,000 to rescue 77 Somali people who were handed different jail sentences for defaulting on loan repayments.
The beneficiaries belonged to poor families which would have been left without any source of income if their breadwinners had been imprisoned.
The project was financed by people from Qatar through donations.
The initiative, launched in collaboration with RAF’s partner in Somalia, Social Development Organisation, helped the families bring their lives back to normal after they were overburdened due to loans.
The money was given to the beneficiaries in separate ceremonies held under the supervision of local authorities.
RAF has been supporting Somali people in their tough time and has implemented many social and development projects, said Abdul Fattah Hasan Ahmad, Deputy Chairman, Social Development Organisation.
The beneficiaries were burdened with loans and unable to repay due to poor economic condition as they sustained losses in their business, he added.The Peninsula