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Mucheke Old People’s Home appeals for 17 beds

-as Masvingo Unite donates goodies

MASVINGO CITY-Mucheke Old People’s Home has appealed for beds for its 17 inmates as the ones they are using are too old, torn and unsafe.

The home’s matron, Regina Madambi said they need beds for both male and female inmates as the ones they are using are no longer safe because they are torn and are now a danger to the aged’s health.

“Among other things that we require at this home are wardrobes to put their clothes and beds for our grandparents because the ones that they are using are old and tattered, in fact they are no longer fit for use by the aged. These we need them as a matter of urgency.

“We also need to resurface the yard now that we are into the rainy season, the old people can’t walk to the dining hall or to church services as it is too wet and slippery when it rains therefore, we are kindly asking for assistance to put concrete or rubbles.

“We also require funds to capitalize our chicken rearing project so that we don’t always rely on donors for some of the provisions,” said Madambi.

Madambi said this during the handover ceremony of goodies sourced by the home’s longtime patron, Lioness Regina Munyamani from a newly formed philanthropic organisation called Masvingo Unite last Sunday.

It was all smiles for the aged as they enjoyed early Christmas at the colourful handover ceremony as Masvingo Unite was represented by senior court official, Mike Tembo, veteran retailer, Ignatius Mazambani, prominent transporter, Patrick Ushemasimba, one of the founding members, businessman, Masimba Marimbire, foreign based two Gondoza brothers Chris and Phineas, Charles Nyikadzino Matapura of Emporium Liquor and popular socialite Uncle DB Madyangove.

Tembo, on behalf of the group said the 71 of them in the Masvingo Unite group put their resources together and bought the groceries for the inmates like adult pampers, tissues, biscuits, dried chips, chicken, soap and many others.

“We are a group of over 70 members and we are representing the group that put their resources together to make this possible.

“The group decided to put their heads together so that we assist wherever possible with the little that we have especially the less privileged in our society,” said Tembo.

Lioness Munyamani was naturally excited with the help extended to the home by Masvingo Unite as it will go a long way in meeting some of their requirements.

“We will continue to knock on your doors for help for the home, we beg for help from home and abroad so that at least our senior citizens can live a comfortable life as they are in twilight of their lives.

“We will not tire as we have taken it upon ourselves to help them, thank you very much for the donation,” said Lioness Munyamani

Tabeth Mauto at the Old People’s home thanked Masvingo Unite and said God should continue to bless them so that they in turn help them as they are now too old to fend for themselves.

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