Monrovia – As the world observes another Mother’s Day, a non-profit organization operating in Liberia and the United States of America has given assorted baby items to struggling single parents across Monrovia. Speaking to reporters about the initiative, Mrs. Princess Rebecca Guwor Vonyeegar, CEO/Founder of the Kumba Foundation Inc, said that the program aims to support and identify with single moms who don’t have the financial means to take proper care of their children.
“I want to say a big thank you to our media friends who always carry our voice further and showcase the work we do to the rest of the country; I’m grateful,” she said. “This activity is intended to stand with mostly the young girls of Liberia who don’t have the means to get these essential things for their kids due to other pressing factors. Therefore, as a sister and a mother, my team and I, through the Foundation, have come to hear and help these women in need.”
According to Madam Vonyeegar, every woman going through pregnancy and parental guidance stages should be well taken care of and have access to babies’ needs, something she says should be a right. “Honestly, I feel that no woman anywhere on this planet should be denied access to proper care for a baby only because she is a single mom facing multiple life struggles. There should be women and groups like us who should identify with them, thus giving them hope again; and that’s exactly what my Foundation has come to do,” she added.
The Kumba Foundation CEO continued that the entire initiative is personal to her as she’s expecting her first child on June 4, 2023, in the United States. “I feel so blessed by God to be privileged enough to have access to all the essentials I need to provide for my child on this side of the world, to which in return, I love to give back. Everyone knows being a mom is an amazing work, but it becomes hard when you lack those basic baby items. Another thing is many moms out there face far more challenges than others.”
“Here in Liberia, it has been learned that many single mothers are faced with not only economic issues but also emotional and social problems, and that’s why we’ve come to help,” she added.
Meanwhile, Ms. Ruth Nyantee, who lives in Jallah Town, a local community in Monrovia, thanked the Foundation for identifying with them in such a time. “Mama Princess, we want to say thank you for coming to our aid in such a time; it’s only God that will pay you back for all of this.”
Ms. Nyantee asserted that it’s the first of its kind to see a humanitarian group undertake such an initiative in Monrovia for all the years she’s lived in the capital. “From my small days to now, I’ve never seen anybody doing such a thing for me. Again, I want to say thank you, mama.”
Ruth Nyantee, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, called on the entire populace to emulate such goodwill, which is intended to give hope to single moms across the country. “I just want to call on all Liberians who can afford to please join these people (The Kumba Foundation) and help us, the single moms; we are suffering.”
The Kumba Foundation’s “Mom helping Moms” provides underserved families in Liberia with equitable access to the essentials they need to provide their children with a safe and healthy start.