Kabwe Lions donates to the aged
Kabwe, Feb 13, 2013, ZANIS–The Lions Club of Kabwe has donated assorted food stuffs worth over KR 1, 200 to ten families living with of the aged in Makululu, Nakoli and Natuseko townships in Kabwe.
The food stuff included 10 by 25kg bags breakfast mealie meal, Kapenta, beans and bottles of cooking oil and was meant to be equitably shared among the ten families, respectively.
ZANIS reports that Kabwe Lions Club President, Luckson Buleya, confirmed the development in an interview, in Kabwe today.
He explained that the exercise is an on-going annual program that the club usually done from January to February.
“We have identified ten homes of the less privileged as we do annually, and provided them with at least a 25kg bag of mealie meal, Kapenta, beans and a 750ml bottle of cooking oil each, to sustain them as they endeavour other means of survival.”
He further said the club has over the years, worked with several stake holders in Kabwe and other parts of the country to alleviate poverty levels and foster education programmes by providing less privileged oriented loans and bursaries to the vulnerable in society.
This time around, the renowned Club was working in conjunction with the Kabwe District Social Welfare to put food on the tables of the aged and less privileged in society.
One of the beneficiaries of the project, Alfred Hare mentioned with great pleasure that the donation was timely as his family had no food for weeks and further thanked the donors, and urged them to continue with the same spirit.
His colleague , Emeriah Mit , expressed delight in the unexpected donation and ushered words of encouragement, continuity and blessings to the donors.
“The club is doing a commendable job in ensuring that the aged and vulnerable children in society are taken care of appropriately.” Said Annie Mwale, Makululu group representative.
Meanwhile, Kabwe District Social Welfare representative, Matilda Ngunga, described the donation as a relief to her office thus applauded the Lions Club for the gesture.
“We see this collaboration with the Lions Club as a relief to our office and, therefore, thank the lions club for supporting our prevailing efforts to provide for the vulnerable in society.” said Mrs. Ngunga.
She also hoped that this project was just the beginning of many others to come and also sought that the Lions Club could help provide for more people than the current number of beneficiaries.