(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, July 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Zakat House provided a financial contribution worth the total sum of EGP 4.6 million (about USD 358,000) to construct 94 houses for the poor and orphans in the villages of Upper Egypt.
The head of the Zakat office, Ismail Al-Kanderi told KUNA that the donation, which was presented Sunday to Dar-Orman Charitable Society, would initially build 32 houses in the village of Sohag.
Kuwaiti donor Saleh Al-Ghanim provided EGP 2.1 million (around USD 118,300) to the first project.
The other donation was provided by the Kuwaiti Al-Najat Charitable Society worth EGP 4.2 million (USD 239,000) to build 62 houses in three villages in the Upper Egypt region, Al-Kanderi added.
On his part, Head of Dar-Orman Charity Association, Mamdouh Shaaban said the construction process would be in coordination with the Zakat House office.
Shaaban thanked Kuwait for its efforts to alleviate the suffering of poor Egyptians and welcomed Kuwaiti donors to visit the sites of the charitable projects. (end) msh.aa