Liberia: Mother of Twins in Pleebo City Cries for Help

A mother of twins residing in Pleebo City, Electoral District #2, Maryland County, is seeking humanitarian assistance.

The mother of the twins, in an interview, said needs the urgent attention of both humanitarians and the government for assistance for the wellbeing of her children, a boy and a girl. 

The cries for assistance from the twins' mother came after fire burnt a five bed-room house in which they resided, in the Zone 4B community.

Speaking to the Daily Observer, several residents near the damaged apartment regretted the situation, which they suspected was a witch-hunt.

Although the actual cause of the fire is yet to be established, sources said the situation is worrisome because the house wasn’t electrified, and nobody was cooking inside when it occurred. According to her, the incident occurred on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, leaving several tenants displaced and properties damaged.

They explained that the fire started from the back of the house and immediately engulfed the entire premises. As a community they all tried fighting the flames, but couldn't due to the intensity of the fire until the five-bedroom apartment got gutted by the fire.

The twins’ mother, Theresa Toe, said prior to the five bedrooms being gutted by fire, her twin babies were lying in one of the rooms of the apartment.

She further explained that she left her babies in the room and went to try and look for food, but while away, she later learnt that the five bedroom apartment had been gutted by fire.

"It  was by the grace and mercy of God that residents of the community immediately intervened and rescued my kids that were lying in the room", Theresa Toe lamented.

"I went to look for food for my bigger children and because it has been four months since their father abandoned us," Theresa disclosed.

Theresa, at the same time, said that due to the prevailing circumstances of my children, living conditions have been hard for me to get something done because I can't leave them in the care of anyone in the name of work.

Meanwhile Theresa Toe added that she has been managing with the help of God through other neighbors.

"My kids' condition can’t allow me to leave them home, the father who should have helped in catering to them has neglected us and turned his back on us," Theresa Toe noted.

Madam Theresa Toe is appealing for humanitarian and government assistance for the upkeep of her kids.

I am in dire need and want people to help me because my children and I have been struggling for about four months since their father turned his back on us before this fire situation; my people, please help me; my twins and I can’t stand this,” the woman pleaded.

She also appealed to First Lady Clar Marie Weah, to kindly intervene in providing food to eat, while squatting with relatives.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on the wife of President George M. Weah, the Gender Minister and some humanitarians to please help us; I and my twins have been finding it difficult since I gave birth and the father abandoned us.” 

The dollar rally has generated several items, including clothes, soap, pampers, a 25kg bag of rice, and L$12,000, among others from residents and philanthropists.

Presenting the items on behalf of the contributors, the management of the community radio station said staff were shocked following the sad news, so they thought to help through the medium.

Receiving items, Madam Toe lauded the management of the station for the intervention and assured that the items presented will be used for their intended purpose.