Or­phans get 500 chicks

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Mashonaland Central & West News - Masvingo Correspondent

RENOWNED Masvingo busi­ness­man Mr Tau­rai Mudzwiti, af­fec­tion­ately known as Bu­cho, last week do­nated 500 day-old chicks to or­phans at Al­pha Cot­tage dur­ing his 40th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

He said pro­ceeds from the poul­try project would be turned into a re­volv­ing fund to fi­nance the ben­e­fi­cia­ries’ ed­u­ca­tional needs.

Mr Mudzwiti is the manag­ing direc­tor of Bu­cho En­ter­prises, which does fran­chis­ing and re­tail­ing for Econet Wire­less in Masvingo

Mr Mudzwiti said he had also com­mit­ted an­other 250 day-old chicks to be handed over to dis­ad­van­taged pupils at Fran­cis Aphiri Pri­mary School in Masvingo city.

“The ob­jec­tive of the do­na­tions is to en­able so­cially dis­ad­van­taged pupils, es­pe­cially those from child-headed fam­i­lies to raise funds for their school fees,” he said.

Com­pa­nies in Masvingo came out in sup­port of Mr Mudzwiti’s ges­ture and with 40 cakes be­ing dis­trib­uted to old peo­ple and chil­dren’s homes in the province.

Other ben­e­fi­cia­ries were Ngom­ahuru Hospi­tal, Mucheke Old Peo­ple’s Home, Zim­care Trust and Al­pha Cot­tage.

“I am pas­sion­ate about the wel­fare of or­phans and other vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren be­cause l was raised by a poor fam­ily,” said Mr Mudzwiti. “There are many chil­dren around fail­ing to reach their ed­u­ca­tional destiny even if they have the po­ten­tial, due to poverty and lim­ited re­sources to fund their ed­u­ca­tion.

“With that in mind as Bu­cho En­ter­prises we are mo­bil­is­ing the busi­ness com­mu­nity to pool our re­sources to as­sist such chil­dren.”

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