From two tranches of £500 recently received in Newton 36 homes were given supplies, and within those 36 households were 228 individuals.
36 bags of rice [50 kg], along with cooking oil, maggi [ a food flavouring], pepper, have been distributed so far. In addition there have been transportation costs. This totalled 6,990,000 Leones.
The current exchange rate is around 7,300 Leones / £
Distribution must be difficult for them considering the ‘road’ conditions and the general geography. for an idea of this please see the “Where is Newton?” article.