Liberia: Donations Pour in for triplets’ mom after FPA Article
Gbarnga, Bong County – Liberians at home and abroad have been making donations to Aletha Binda, 26, who gave birth early this month to a set of male triplets at the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.
Aletha’s plight was published in FrontPageAfrica after she was reportedly abandoned by the father of the children and was left to fend for the triplets.
The Nenne Gbi Ploh Helping Hand Foundation was among several institutions and individuals that made cash donation to Aletha.
Mr. Waka Herron, who represented the Foundation, travelled from Monrovia to meet up with FrontPage Africa’s Bong County reporter and presented a cash of US$ 240.00.
According to Mr. Herron, the Foundation wants Aletha acquire an ID card to enable her collect future assistance. Through the Foundation, according to Mr. Herron, Ms Linda White of Manassas of Virginia, United States of America, will send Aletha a monthly stipend for her upkeep.
“The aim is to give back to the community when it’s due and this is also one way of doing it. We heard that the triplets were delivered when heath workers embarked on a go-slow at the start of this month. We also know that she is unemployed. We know how hard it is to raise kids, especially if one is unemployed.
So I together with other business colleagues decided to give her a helping hand. We’re just supporting her,” Herron said.
“We’ve discussed this with some of our friends and they will also come through with time… In our eyes they are not only her children, but they are the kids of Liberia. That’s what motivated us to come and pledge our donations.”
Herron implored the Bong legislative caucus and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor to give assistance to needy people like Aletha.
Also, Musa Karmoh Nyei, a Liberian residing in the US, made a cash donation of US$ 100 through Western Union.
Also, Madam Patricia M. Verdier, another Liberian residing in the US made a US$ 100 cash donation through Western Union.
Edward Zayzay, a Liberian resident in the United States of America, sent via Western Union US$ 50.00 for Aletha’s upkeep.
Aletha, who broke down in tears while receiving the money, thanked the Nenne Gbi Ploh Helping Hand Foundation and others for running to her aid.
She narrated how she’s struggling to take care of the one-month old babies ever since she was abandoned by their father.
“I would like to thank you for helping me. God gave me a gift of these three children but I was not sure how I would support them. I am grateful to God for sending you to me,” Aletha said.
Continuing, she added: “I really didn’t expect that people will assist me. Thank you very much”.
Aletha has asked that any assistance be channeled through Selma Lomax via his number: 0886484666 or Watsapp: 0886484666 or email [email protected]