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Hunger Hurts

  • By Nessrin Samir · Bahrain, MENA

 

Hunger Hurts

Main aim of the charity

My aim is to encourage everyone to get involved in this cause and to end hunger. One step can go a long way. My goal is to go above and beyond my capabilities to ensure that all the workers in Bahrain as well as the less fortunate villages in my home country are able to enjoy in a meal rather than having to worry about whether they'll be eating at all.

How the employee got involved and why

For people who have to work on the streets, whether it be construction work, washing cars, or picking up garbage it is very difficult to work outdoors for long hours, and have a low income. Especially that we live in a country like Bahrain which like the rest of the Gulf, has extreme weather conditions with high temperatures exceeding 45 degrees along with humidity and this doesn't help them. My goal is to make a difference by trying to encourage everyone to try and do the same, even if it's to give them cold water every couple of days, because even the smallest actions can make the world of a difference when it comes to doing good for others, and every time I did it I was reminded to always be grateful for what I have.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I give out food to workers on the street around my area on a monthly basis, and I make sure to pay a visit to the poor villages in my home country whenever I go back on vacation with my relatives. We distribute food and water bottles to all of the families who need it there.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

After a visit to one of the poor villages in my home country, I was encouraged to participate and do this to raise awareness on this very important cause so that others can see and do the same and therefore we can all contribute to making these people’s lives easier. If I were to win, I would do the same thing on a larger scale back in my home country, as the people who live in these villages are suffering so much more because of this hunger issue and it would make a huge difference in their lives. One of my biggest dreams is to arrange for people there to buy groceries that will be enough for a whole month and distribute it in these areas on a regular basis. I also want to build a well so that the people who live in these villages can have unlimited access to water that is clean and healthy. These places have families of five to seven people, and their income doesn’t exceed two Euros per day, so they find it very difficult to live and accommodate themselves and their children. Whereas over here in Bahrain, I want to continue what I am already doing and expand it, on a weekly basis. To serve more people in more areas in Bahrain and have a wider reach.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

The impact on me will be life changing, as giving back and doing something for the people who are in need is one of my biggest dreams. I want to minimize hunger as much as possible, so that these families can be comfortable, satisfied with what they are eating, and that their children never have to go to sleep on an empty stomach; which is their basic human right. This along with sharing my message through this global platform for people to see so that I can try to encourage as many people as possible to do the same, and make a difference so that together we can end hunger.

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