|A consignment of maize seed and groceries|
Masvingo– The Chikarudzo community received
early Christmas treats from the Community Based Aid Programme (CBAP) in form of
grocery hampers and maize seed.
The Christmas treats targeted
vulnerable groups in Wards 13, 17, 18 and 19.
A total of 570 families received 5
kilograms of maize seed and around 600 households took delivery of grocery hampers.
Speaking to TellZim News after the
donation, CBAP executive director Samuel Mhungu said the donation was meant to
assist vulnerable people who were affected by the Covid-19 induced national
“We have donated according to the
population of the area and the beneficiaries were selected from the villages
based on vulnerability status. During this time of year, we usually help
communities with maize seeds as it is the farming season.
“We know there are a lot of people who
have been immensely affected under the Covid-19 pandemic and it is that group
which we are targeting by these hampers. We help with the little we have and it
is our hope to see communities food secure which is why we are giving people
maize seed so that they can farm for subsistence.
“Since October last year, we have we
have managed to help about 1 500 families across Masvingo district with maize
seed as well as grocery hampers,” said Mhungu.
Ward 17 councillor Edwin Manyawu
applauded CBAP for their community based programmes which not only help but
empower the communities.
“I want to thank CBAP for helping us
with the gifts. We have many vulnerable families that need all the help they
can get to curb hunger,” said Manyawu.
In the education sector, CBAP supports
selected children from poor backgrounds by paying their school fees and taking
care of some of their basic needs at school.
“We pay fees and provide them with
school uniforms as well as stationery as a way of curtailing the rate of school
dropouts in poor communities,” said Mhungu.