Tragedy at Dustbin Estate, Ajegunle, in the Midst of a Pandemic

We were very sad to receive a call from a family we support at Ajegunle, on Sunday, 19th April, about a fire outbreak that destroyed their home and community.  Naomi and her mother lived in the notorious Dustbin Estate slum until a candle set fire to one of the shanties in their neighbourhood, and the fire hit second gear when it came in contact with a gas cylinder.  They were lucky to escape with their lives, but their home and possessions were burned to the ground!

They were among 100 families affected; 101 men, 95 women and 265 children, according to reports from a local NGO, LOTS Charity Foundation.  The organisation, which is based at Ajegunle, recently constructed a public toilet for the residents of the ‘estate’ or slum.  However, this was among the things destroyed by the fire.

This is particularly devastating, in light of the current state of the country and the world, as we deal with the Corona virus pandemic.  These people were already struggling to cope and are now in dire straits.  Upon hearing of the catastrophe, FLA sent Naomi’s mom some urgent financial relief, pending when we can visit the locality and offer more support.  Thankfully, LOTS Charity are on ground to assist, so we would like to appeal for your donations so we can help more families to cope with this loss and survive the pandemic.

If you are able, please donate to Fair Life Africa Foundation at GTBank – 0106643687, or give online via our GlobalGiving Project Pagehttps://globalgiving.org/projects/18330 or via Paystackhttps://paystack.com/pay/fairlifeafrica.

Alternatively, donate to LOTS Charity Foundation, GTBank – 0013502376.

Thanks for your love and support.  May God keep you and your family through this pandemic and save us all!

5 Comments

  1. Ufuomaee says:

    Reblogged this on Grace and Truth and commented:
    We would really appreciate your support to help Naomi and her friends at Dustbin Estate, who have had their lives turned upside down by a fire that broke out last weekend and destroyed their homes.

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    1. Ufuomaee says:

      Yes, it is. So unfortunate!

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  2. It’s sad to see that many have to live in slums such as these. The name “dustbin estate”. This is horrendous. There must be a number of charities out there who can provide for these families. My hands are currently full as we are working with vulnerable people within the Ikota community. I hope that even after this Pandemic the lives of these people can improve.

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    1. Ufuomaee says:

      I hope the same too! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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