Mauritius: Engen, NGOs Reach Out to the Needy

Engen, a leading marketer of fuels and lubricants has joined hands with non-governmental organisations to support hundreds of families in Mauritius to make their lives better during this national lockdown against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Engen has donated free fuel to ensure that food kit distribution continues to reach homeless and distressed families. They have assisted 300 families and delivered 1,500 food packs.

The Managing Director of Engen in Mauritius, Jean Pierre Payet, confirmed that plans were underway to provide fuel to aid FoodWise, which consolidates donations received from numerous food distribution channels and redistributes the food to 80 NGOs working in the field.

Payet noted that ‘this week, Engen donated Rs12,000 ($305) worth of fuel. We plan to continue our show of support and commitment over the coming weeks’.

Engen has also prioritised hygiene measures at all forecourts and convenience stores as well as the provision of safety materials, including sanitisers, gloves, and masks to all dedicated Engen forecourt and Quickshop staff.

‘We’re also working with our partners to source food kits for our staff. We are grateful to our government and humbled by the work of the many NGOs, businesses and individuals who have all pulled together in an effort to combat this outbreak’, Payet added.

Mauritius has recorded ten deaths from 332 cases of Covid-19.

Source: CAJ News Africa

Photo source: Vaughan McShane


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