By Deborah Nyirenda
Nkhata Bay, December 31, Mana: Kovyana Widows Group of Nkhata Bay Wednesday shared its Christmas celebrations by donating assorted items to Chintheche Health Centre.
The items included sugar, bread and soap worth K150, 000.00 which was distributed to patients at the facility.
Chairperson and Founder of the Group, Lizzie Sapawa said the group decided to share their joy during the festive season with those who can’t meet the needs meant for celebrating especially people who are admitted to the health facility.
“We wanted to demonstrate our charity spirit by cheering the sick as one way sharing our love through material donation. We are grateful for having fulfilled our goal,” she said.
Sapawa urged all members to continue being cooperative so that our operations are of benefit to the needy.
She appealed to individuals and organizations for support for the group to be reaching more vulnerable and needy people.
Nurse In-Charge for Chintheche Rural Health Centre, Chrissy Nkhata commended the group for their gesture saying the donation was timely.
“On behalf of all health workers at this facility, I would like to thank the Kovyana Widows Group for sharing their love to our patients. Sometimes patients need this kind of support especially when they are away from their families,” she said.
One of the patients, Gaston Banda commended the group saying most the relatives of patients admitted to the facility are far and can’t afford to come cheer them.
“We are excited because we have received a gift which we never expected and from people whom we do not even know,” he added.
Kovyana Widows Group was formed in 2011 with the aim of helping the needy, promoting girls’ education and supporting it’s member’s businesses.
The Groups membership comprises 50 widows from within Chintheche.