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Charity Set Up To Help Poor

Charity Set Up To Help Poor
Sarah Conrad (left) and husband Shane Kennard a the United Nations UAE event on Sustainable Development Goals
July 28
11:00 2017

The Conrad Kennard Foundation is in the process of attaining licensing and approval to establish its non-profit charity status in Fiji.

In the interim and under this initiative the company founders Sarah Conrad Kennard and Shane Conrad Kennard are appealing to the public in Fiji to forward information of any families or individuals who can benefit from the foundation.

The foundation is primarily financed by its mother company, the Middle East and Africa Corporation (ME&A) in the United Arab Emirates. It is the agent for local artesian bottled VaiWai water sales in Dubai.

The profits help to build houses in Fiji for the poor and also feed the hungry.

The Conrad Kennard Foundation will have a system to track the progress of each project.

Ms Conrad said she was studying in Dubai and was the editor of the university’s Law magazine with a focus on her major; human rights law; hence humanitarian values were central to the company’s core.

Ms Conrad said their objective was to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by financing housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lacked the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.

“We are extracting a resource from the country – Vai Wai water and we feel it is only fair and just to give back to the community,” she said.

“We believe in lifting others up with us as we grow and expand.

“Everyone has the right to dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence.

“The issue with most charities is that there is a disconnection between donors and recipients, the lack of transparency has left many wondering whether their aid has or will actually reach the end user.

“We can witness this in Cyclone Winston’s devastation. We fail to understand why to date families are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

“Where is all the aid money?

“So in the end it up to us as community members to come together in camaraderie and help one another.

“As one person we cannot change the world, but if each of us can change the world of just one person that ripple effect can change a nation.”

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