Copier Foundation, Angel of Hope come through for Nhlangano folk
One spoon of soup in need has more value than a pot of soup when we have an abundance of food – so goes an Angolan Proverb.
A new baby, Copier Foundation, which is an offspring of Copier Corporation, last weekend had the community of Mangwaneni, Nhlangano in the Shiselweni region extremely appreciative of their donation of food parcels and other items to use at home.
The impoverished community that included the area’s members of the community police, the elderly, people living with disabilities and orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) received items that included maize meal and rice bags, beans, sugar, tin stuffs, cooking oil, juice, tea bags, grand pa tablets, washing powder, bath soaps, green bar soaps, tooth paste and brush, sanitary pads and second hand clothes.
Joy was written all over the recipients’ faces as they expressed their utmost appreciation for the donation through a senior community member identified as Shongwe as he thanked the foundation together with Angel of Hope for extending an olive branch to them. He urged the foundation not to forget them even in future as there were many people that still in need in the area.
Copier Corporation is a Mbabane based company that was established in 2010 and is in the industry of service, maintenance and supply of Sharp Photocopying Machines and consumables.
This is not the first time that the company has been involved in such community service as through their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) they have carried their mandate of ensuring that they assist in whatever means the company can.
They have in the past partnered with Angel of Hope, which is aligned with their social responsibility initiative that they are trying to shed some light of hope in ensuring that they build a better tomorrow for the nation through children are disadvantaged and who are the future.
The company’s Sales and Marketing Officer Tandzisile Kunene disclosed that this was the first time that Copier Corporation through the newly established foundation has gone out to donate to the needy as in the past they donated through the company itself.
She said they chose Nhlangano because in the past they made donations in the Lubombo and Manzini regions and saw a need to move to the other regions. “Mangwaneni in Nhlangano is just a start and we will move to the other regions as well. In the past the company used to cook lunch for the needy, but as we have grown to produce a foundation we now want to give needy people things they can use at home instead of just enjoying a meal for one day.
We wish to see every Liswati reaching 2022 in good health,” she stated. She noted that in the past they had concentrated on assisting children in the Lubombo and Manzini regions yet their customers were all over the country.
YOURS: Ndzabandzaba presenting an Emandla maize meal pack to an elderly man.
MY TURN: One of the beneficiaries collecting his items.