Amaanat Contractors Limited Donates Wheelchairs in Mangochi
Thirty people with different disabilities that affected their walking ability, mainly children from poor families in Mangochi, have their faith partly restored as they now have wheelchair bikes, thanks to Amaanat Contractors Limited.
The company through its charity organization, International and Community Relief Projects, over the weekend donated 30 wheelchairs to the people with disabilities from the area of Senior Chief Bwananyambi in the district.
Veronica Matiki, mother to a 13-year-old girl Khadija was all thankful, saying her child will now go back to school and she will also have time for other things.
"She developed this condition while in standard 3, at the age of 9 and I couldn't manage to get her to school, even to play with her friends, I have to carry her, otherwise she just sleeps at home," said Matiki while the girl was on her back.
Senior Chief Bwananyambi also thanked the organization saying this will reduce challenges people with disabilities are facing, mostly children who are supposed to be at school.
Child Protection Worker for Bwananyambi area, Hendrix Kawina, agreed with the Senior Chief, saying their current records shows the area has 139 people with different disabilities not including figures of people living with albinism.
Chief Executive Officer for Amaanat Contractors Limited, Billal Mussa, said their charity work concentrates on areas where people have lost hope.
Mussa said, "We create hope to give people hope. You see like in this situation, these people have to walk first and afterwards, we can sit down with them and ask, what next."
Mussa who said each wheelchair costed them K320,000.00. also ask other well wishes to assist them to do more, saying they don't give because they have, but when they share the little they have, they received more to give.
The organization also constructs, mosques, churches and other things for the needy.