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Reach Out Foundation Reaches Out to Neno Fire Victim

Kaira said that through the group, they mobilise money starting from K1000 which is used for charity works Kaira said that through the group, they mobilise money starting from K1000 which is used for charity works - pic by Steve Kalungwe

A group of women under the banner Reach Out Foundation has today Thursday, donated assorted food and non-food items worth K500,000 to a woman in Neno whose house was gutted down by fire on 15 August, 2023.

Speaking to Zodiak Online chairperson of the group Dr. Tabitha Kaira says they mobilised the money through a social media group called Talk to Someone and hopes the items will lessen the suffering of the family.

Kaira said that through the group, they mobilise money starting from K1000 which is used for charity works with Alice Andrews being their major donor and is based in the United Kingdom.

"We started like a Facebook interaction page and then we thought it wise to also use the forum as a platform for helping vulnerable people such as Mrs. Mwandida Kabitchi," said Kaira.

She then disclosed that they plan to mobilise resources towards the building of a house for the fire survivor is which other well-wishers have already started.

In her thanksgiving, Mwandida Kabitchi, aged 30 with four kids, said she was delighted to have such friends who came to help her with the items.

She said that "I’m short of words and I pray that these things also happen to other people who are in worse situations more than mine and these items have come at a right time".

In his remarks, T/A Chekucheku Area Civil Protection Committee chairperson Sydney Menyani applauded the grouping while calling others to come in.

Neno district council Disaster Risk Management Officer Brighton Mphinga emphasized on the need to quickly find building materials for the house saying they are strained as a council.

He said that at the moment, they are borrowing the building materials because they have no funds but hopes people of goodwill will support the course.

The donated items include bags of maize, cooking oil, soya pieces, dry fish, blankets, soap among others.

The house was set ablaze by a young boy who came to play with children from the family.

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Last modified on Friday, 08/09/2023

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