Orphanage Constructs Houses for Freddy Displaced Elderlies
At least six older persons who lost their houses in Thyolo district during the Cyclone Freddy disaster can now afford a smile after the Helping Hands Orphanage constructed decent houses for them.
The orphanage Director Hastings Kajomba Bwanali officially handed over the houses on Monday to the beneficiaries.
Kajomba told Zodiak Online that though their focus is on vulnerable children, they decided to assist the senior citizens as they literally had nowhere to live after their houses were completely damaged by the cyclone.
"We know that Government alone cannot manage to assist all the households that were affected by the disaster and as an orphanage we decided to mobilize some resources and construct houses for our grandparents," said Kajomba.
He said they have spent MK8 million to build the six houses and he said they used proceeds from their private clinic and banana farming.
76-year-old Dolifa Makhiringa of Kanthawire village in T/A Nanseta said she was sleeping under the table when her house collapsed.
She thanked the orphanage for constructing her the house.
Group Village Headman Maganizo told Zodiak Online that the cyclone left many older persons in the village and he asked other organizations to emulate the orphanages gesture.