MMWM distributed over 13,000 iftar packs to migrants during Ramadan

Mission for Migrant Workers Maldives (MMWM), a local non-profit organization, in partnership with Dhiraagu and The Space, distributed 13,130 iftar meal packs to migrant workers in Maldives during Ramadan.

In a statement Saturday, MMWM said the initiative was launched in the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan.

The organization said the initiative is especially crucial, given the circumstances migrant workers in Maldives face.

“Migrant workers are often underpaid and overworked, and it is common for them to not have enough food to break their fast during Ramadan,” said MMWM.

The iftar meal packs provided by the organization consisted of essential food items such as dates and biriyani rice.

MMWM said the initiative met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with many individuals and organizations contributing generously to the cause.

According to MMWM, it raised over MVR 424,000 (USD 27,500) to fund the initiative, which it said was instrumental in covering the costs of the meal packs.

The organization's spokesperson expressed gratitude to the partners and donors.

 "We are humbled by the support we have received this year. The success of this initiative would not have been possible without the generosity of the people, the support of our partners, Dhiraagu and The Space and our volunteers who has contributed over 100 volunteer hours this Ramadan,” said the spokesperson. “This initiative is a testament to the community's spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan.”

This is the third year that MMWM has conducted this initiative.

MMWM said they plans to continue the initiative in the years to come, and hope to reach out to even more migrant workers in Maldives.