Egypt's Tahya Misr fund: Breaking Guinness relief records

Ahmed Kadry, Thursday 17 Dec 2020

The Egyptian fund Tahya Misr has entered the Guinness World Records for the largest convoy of hunger relief packages

Breaking Guinness relief records
Breaking Guinness relief records

Last month, the Tahya Misr fund’s campaign “We Share for Tomorrow” organised a humanitarian convoy aimed at providing food, winter clothes, and blankets for a million families.

The campaign used its fleet of trucks and young volunteers to deliver necessities to families across the country, distributing products worth LE1 billion, making it the biggest relief convoy in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

On 20 November, the campaign started its tour, reaching the borders of the nation while distributing packages which include dry food and 2,000 tonnes of chicken, making it the largest number of chickens donated in history.

The fund also claimed the record for the largest parade of trucks used in the campaign as 480 such vehicles were used to distribute the packages to families around the country, beating the previous record of 416. Tahya Misr was awarded the record certificates by Ahmed Makled, CEO of the Coordinating Office of Guinness Book of Records.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli who praised the fund for being able to launch the biggest humanitarian convoy in the world to help those in need nationwide.

Not all the campaign’s achievements were record-breaking. The campaign was more than delivering food to families, doling out one million blankets to the families that qualified for help.

Tahya Misr generally targets orphans and special needs individuals, as well as widows and single income households and is concerned with protecting homeless children.

The fund is fully based on donations and works through the participation of the private sector as well as individuals to spearhead several programmes concerned with healthcare, social support, education and economic empowerment.

The fund has also been working on programmes to help those suffering from the current Covid-19 pandemic. The fund proudly stated on their website that it has provided 200 ventilators and 1,000 liquid injection pumps.

 

*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 December, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

 

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