—World Vision Zambia has donated 80 bicycles worth over KR 58,000 to community workers and care givers in Musosolokwe Area Development Project (ADP) in Kapiri Mposhi district.
The bicycles have been donated to ease the mobility of community workers and caregivers to visit the terminally-ill and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the area.
World Vision Zambia Musosolokwe ADP Manager, Mwangana Amukena, said his organization was prompted to donate the bicycles to the community in view of the hardships that caregivers face to reach out to the terminally ill and OVCs in the area.
Mr Mwangana said his organisation is engaged in health promotion, education, agriculture and mitigation of impact of HIV and AIDS in Musosolokwe ADP in Kapiri Mposhi.
In 2010, World Vision Zambia made a similar donation comprising ten bicycles to volunteers and community workers in the same area.
Meanwhile, the Kapiri Mposhi District AIDS Task Force (DATF) has commended World Vision Zambia for its commitment to implementing its mitigating programs against the impact of HIV and AIDS and concerns of OVCs in the district.
DATF Chairperson, Lizzy Mbwili, said World Vision was greatly helping the district reduce the prevalence rate of HIV and AIDS through its programs such as training of community workers and care givers in the area and empowering them with necessary tools to easily reach out to the affected.
Mrs Mbwili noted that the donation was a clear indication of World Vision Zambia’s gesture of care and love for the afflicted.
The DATF Chairperson called on the community not to use the bicycles as a source of conflict in the community but use them for the intended purposes.