Faraj Fund pays $1.6m debt of inmates
Abu Dhabi, August 6, 2013
Abu Dhbai-based Faraj Fund has paid off debts totalling Dh6 million ($1.6 million) of 61 financially-faltering inmates as part of its Ramadan programme.
It also provided assistance to 13 inmates’ families during Ramadan.
The relief fund for the welfare of inmates in correctional and penal facilities, and their families will help release the inmates before Eid Al-Fitr, in order to reintegrate them in their communities.
The fund had called upon the various state institutions and sectors; businessmen and philanthropists, to support the fund’s charity work to help needy inmates at the facilities overcome their debts through donations, and provide assistance to their families, so they can return to normal life.
Brigadier Mohammed Rashid bin Kasheem Al Shamesi, vice chairman of Faraj Fund, said: “The Faraj Fund is keen to provide assistance to inmates of the establishments and their families. It also seeks to give them the financial support they need to return to their home countries and get reunited with their families during these blessed days of the holy month.” - TradeArabia News Service