The Boodram family in Penal will receive additional support from Angostura Limited and the Coosal Group of Companies to build their home.
The family, who lives on Wilson Road, lost their house on the day of their mother’s funeral almost six months ago. They have been slowly constructing the new structure from donated material and with the help of volunteers.
The struggle of the orphaned children, ages 11, 18 and 20, was highlighted in daily newspaper after which both companies found it necessary to intervene.
In a media release, Angostura said the situation was cause to reflect on its responsibility to support those who are less fortunate and to understand the importance of giving back and helping those in need, not only in the fence line communities, but also to those in the country as whole.
Angostura’s Public Relations and Hospitality Manager Judy Kanhai said, “Stories like that of the Boodram family really tug at your heart. We cannot imagine what it is like for three siblings to have the task of building their own home at such a young age and especially while one of them is still in school.
“We believe that it is necessary to step in and help them. This is what Angostura is all about and we have demonstrated that as we have always been giving back to society and those in need.”
Executive chairman of the Coosal’s Group of Companies Sieunarine Coosal added, “I am extremely happy to be a part of assisting this family because I think it’s a very deserving cause.
“I can identify with their needs and situation because this has touched me on a personal level. To whom much is given, much is expected.”
Both companies have partnered to donate building material to the Boodram family.