We Care Mother Africa was approached by retired reverend, Ma Zaca, who has spent her life working with the vulnerable women and children of Inhlazuka-Mahlathini, a rural community situated 40 minutes away from Richmond, KZN. She put forward a simple request for masks, sanitizers and a first aid kit. We discovered that this community needed much more yet they didn’t ask for it. Their situation is perilous. Many women are farm workers, enduring loss of income during COVID-19. Many more are unemployed and attempt to survive by growing their own crops. No food parcels have been received during this lockdown. And yet, all Ma Zaca asked for was a few items to help prevent the spread of Corona virus. Food poverty is so pervasive that one of the families was surviving on pap crust and water, and Ma Zaca stepped in to provide some relief to the family.
We are honoured to be working with Ma Zaca and her daughter, Leigh – two selfless women with indomitable spirits. Our project began with a supply of personal and household hygiene hampers to 50 families and we are extremely grateful to the team at Norsaf Marine for so generously donating these hampers. Pick n Pay “Feed the Nation” campaign came to the rescue of these families through a donation of much needed food products. Thank you Pick n Pay KZN. The people of KZN have hearts of gold and we thank you for your generosity.
More donations to follow for our sisters and children in Inhlazuka-Mahlathini.