Mabohanday, a nonprofit cultural organization formed in 1982 by a group of Sierra Leoneans belonging to the Limba ethnic tribe in Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the USA has donated 135 bags of rice to 6 Limba mosques across the capital, Freetown between June 2nd to June 21, June 2019.
The mosques including Masjid Amin of Sanders Street; Masjid Salam Brookfields; Masjid Baiti Nurr; Peacock Lane Fourah Bay Community; the Limba Mosque of Taylor Street, Masjid Imadu Deen Kuntorloh and Masjid Isha of Palmer Street Wellington all benefited from the donation.
It could be recalled that, last year, Mabohanday distributed a total of 60 bags of rice to Muslims during the holy Month of Ramadan. Though Mabohanday is a Limba organization, it also helps everyone irrespective of tribe or religion. This is why Mabohanday has been helping Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone by issuing scholarships to students and supporting the construction or renovation of mosques.
The organization, according to their vision paper, was born out of the desire to bring together people of the Limba tribe to work for the development of the tribe in particular and Sierra Leone on a broader scope.
The organization’s main vision is to build a stronger Limba community within and outside Sierra Leone, with a mission to preserve, enhance and perpetuate the unique and distinctive cultural and traditional values of the tribe.
Consequently, the organization has succeeded in providing medical gloves and other medical items to hospitals in Sierra Leone; providing scholarships, textbooks and other school items to schools and colleges in Sierra Leone. They have also donated cash to support the mudslide and flood victims in Sierra Leone; and have been providing financial and humanitarian aid to mosques and churches in Sierra Leone.
Mabohanday currently has about 500 members in 7 states in the USA and also in U.K