Community of mutual aid and donation exchange populalrly known as MMM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 donated about N2.5Million to hospital patients in Ibadan who are suffering from deadly ailments and have little or no hope to settle their hospital bills.
According to one of the members, Eleyele Benjamin, he said MMM’s “Save a life” Charity program is one of the reasons the group was founded.
what we do in our community is providing help for each other. We provide for people in need at a time when other people who don’t need, pay for them and get rewarded after 30 days.
And part of the motive of the organization is providing for the less privileged. We have come here and seen that there are a lot of people in need financially and we are here to render the assistance.We believe that if we save these people’s lives today, they would be the ones to save other people’s lives tomorrow.We are here to also enlighten people that the scheme is not a scam and to enlighten them on social responsibility by the community
He added that the organization is not faceless as it’s believed in some quarter.
He made it known the community is not a scam nor a faceless organization of people if not, they won’t troupe out enmasse to offer the assistance.
He also maintained that the way the community is fashioned, nobody owns it saying therefore, so far people are joining and increasing, it won’t run down and would be sustainable.
Speaking to journalists, a mother of a 12 years old girl, Oyindamola Oluwadare, who is suffering from a heart failure in University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan and therefore needs a sum of N4Million to be flown abroad for surgical operation said she noticed her daughter was complaining if chest pain two years ago.
She said after diagnosing her, it was learnt she has developed heart ailment. Now, we need almost N4Million and we have only gotten only N2.6Million. “I borrowed N1.4Million from cooperatives”.
The mother of the SSS 1 student of Command day Secondary, Mokola, Ibadan, Mrs. Rachael Oluwadare said she really thank MMM. She said “I have toiled hard to get the N2.6Million out of N4Million we actually need. I thank MMM that it’s paying the balance of N1.4Million on our behalf.”
Other beneficiaries of the charity program were 4 years old boy, Ayoade Muhyeed who needs N300, 000 for an eye surgery, Ariyo Taofeek, a physiotherapic patient, Rafiu Anuoluwapo, Akeem Sakirat Olagunju Akeem, Later Adeshina, Olalekan Kehinde and six other patients in the hospital.