影/孟加拉老師自掏腰包賑濟貧苦 助2300多個家庭面對疫情 | Bangladeshi teacher helps 2,300 families hit hard by COVID-19

在孟加拉,一位名叫Nafisa Anjum Khan的無名英雄默默在前線分送物資,幫助2300多個家庭對抗疫情衝擊。

Nafisa Anjum Khan is providing relief to 2,300 families at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus in Bangladesh. 

Nafisa一天24小時不停歇地在工作。她說:「我擔心物資不夠、或是無法及時送到需要的家庭手裡,經常擔心得睡不著覺」。每天,她都要去採買、領取、包裝各種物資,期間還會有一連串的電話和訊息湧入,讓她忙得焦頭爛額。

She is working 24 hours a day. “I often cannot sleep because I worry about whether there are enough supplies to support all these families and if they can be delivered on time.”

A barrage of phone calls and messages inundate her throughout the day as she buys & packages groceries, and picks up supplies from donors.

她用自己的錢一手創立了這項物資救濟計畫,隨著需要幫助的家庭越來越多,許多熱心的朋友和同事們也紛紛慷慨解囊,贊助這項計畫持續運作,即時協助經濟狀況危急的家庭。目前,她並不接受現金捐款,只接受食物等物資捐獻。

This initiative was established with her own money, but as demand grew stronger, many of her former colleagues and friends have assisted with finances.

She does not accept cash contributions directly and instead requests for food donations. Her channel of supplies can offer immediate relief to those in need. 

Nafisa樂善好施,在疫情爆發前,她便致力於照顧家境貧困的孩童,提供他們免費教育。在疫情爆發後,她先是協助在校的800名學生家庭,後來才擴展成現在這個救濟計畫。由於訂單暴增,Nafisa為了提高效率、減少運輸時間,甚至需要使用學校廢棄的人力車來運送物資。

Before the pandemic swept through, Nafisa was committed to the school she runs for underprivileged children, offering education free of cost.

Initially, Nafisa helped the families of the 800 children at her school. Then, her initiative snowballed into what she is doing today. Overwhelmed with orders, Nafisa had to maximize her efforts by reducing transportation time.

She found that the school’s CNG rickshaw was not being used and started making more efficient deliveries on her own. 

她說:「如果疫情能從孟加拉乃至全世界中被擊退就好了」。儘管疲憊,她仍希望能持續幫助需要的人,與孟加拉民眾共同渡過未來每一個難關。

“God willing, if the coronavirus is defeated from Bangladesh and around the world”, she said. Though exhausted, she hopes to stand by her people in the future crises to come.