Please help me help Mzingazi’s needy chil­dren

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO PUBLIC COMMENTS - MARTHA ND­WANDWE

Iop­er­ate a char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion tak­ing care of the abused, or­phaned, aban­doned and less priv­i­leged chil­dren from in­for­mal set­tle­ments.

For the two years I have been run­ning this pro­gramme, I have re­ceived no fund­ing or fi­nan­cial sup­port, al­though I have done ev­ery­thing in my power to be­come regis­tered so we can be­gin re­ceiv­ing sub­si­dies.

The lit­tle I had saved to spend on the char­ity has been ex­hausted and the chil­dren’s fam­i­lies can­not af­ford to pay even R50 for run­ning costs.

Sur­viv­ing from hand-to-mouth, ev­ery day is a strug­gle to en­sure the chil­dren re­ceive some food while in our care as they come with no lunch and no de­cent clothes or shoes.

I know the Richards Bay com­mu­nity mem­bers are very kind-hearted and gen­er­ous, and I am grate­ful for the sup­port we have re­ceived from friends and well-wish­ers who have bought gro­ceries, clothes and shoes for the chil­dren and care­givers, all of whom work on a vol­un­teer ba­sis.

Next month is our chil­dren’s grad­u­a­tion and we would love to throw them an end of year party.

I am once again call­ing on your sup­port to help us give the chil­dren a won­der­ful party.

Go­ing for­ward, I am des­per­ate for our own site on which to build our own build­ing.

We have been of­fered a site which is sell­ing at R40 000 on which we wish to es­tab­lish an or­phan­age/chil­dren’s home.

For this I am ap­peal­ing for do­na­tions.

We have 40 chil­dren and the vi­sion is fo­cus­ing on 400.

If any­one is able to help us, please con­tact me on 060 3399378 or 071 4641883.

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