Non-profit organisation looking to rebuild home for fire victims


A non-profit organization is looking for collaboration to help a family of five rebuild their home which was recently destroyed by fire at Tain on the Corentyne coast.

MochanRagubir, 34, his three children and pregnant wife is currently living in a nearby shack; not big enough for one person’s comfort. Ragubir, who is employed by the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus to weed the compound, also lost his weeding machine in the fire.

The shack being occupied by the family

The ‘Save a life Foundation’ reached out to the family to offer assistance but Ragubir only requested a down-payment on a new weeding machine so that he can recommence work and therefore, save money to rebuild his home. The non-profit organisation made the down payment on Monday (September 18, 2017) but is now looking to collaborate with other organisations or individuals to assist the family in building a new home.

Hampers being donated by a patron of ‘Save a life Foundation’

The Foundation, which has been conducting charitable work for more than 20 years, is managed by an overseas-based Guyanese. Anyone willing to enter the partnership can contact the Foundation on 654-0809 and in the United States, Sharif Majeed on +617-480-5246.

On September 13, 2017, a fire completely destroyed the home in which the man and his family resided for some six years. No one was at home at the time as he was at work while his wife had left to drop lunch for her children.

The fire was believed to be as a result of arson since a friend of the family, who also lives in the area, was seen leaving the yard when the fire started.

Following the fire, Regubir also disclosed that a male in the area attempted to break into his house and this prompted him to purchase a new lock. Anyone who is willing to render any assistance to the family separately is asked to make contact with MochanRagubir on telephone number 669-9377.

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