6 March 2018

Malawi: Gift of Givers Donates Shoes to 800 People in Dedza

Dedza — Gift of Givers Wednesday last week donated shoes to 800 people in Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza to help them avoid contracting diseases during the rainy season.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency after the donation, Programs Manager for Gift of the Givers, Ishmael Grant, said the gesture was also to assist the poor and vulnerable people in the area.

"We have donated these shoes to 800 people here in TA Kaphuka as some of these people are poor and cannot manage to buy shoes, others are school going children who were going to school bare footed," Grant said.

He pledged to continue helping people in the country in many ways, like giving them farm inputs, assisting in education, health and giving relief items to those affected by disasters, thereby improving the living standards of people in the country.

Dedza District Disaster Risk Management Officer, Zione Viyazi, said Gift of the Givers has been helping the district with different materials during disasters.

"They have been assisting us by giving disaster kits and farm inputs to the households that are affected during disasters," Viyazi said.

One of the beneficiaries, Chikondi Kajawa, said she was thankful for the gift.

"I am very happy to have these shoes, it was hard for me to buy expensive shoes like these," said Kajawa.

According to Grant, Gift of the Givers will donate shoes to eighteen districts across the country, including Dedza.


Malawi Football Legend Kinnah Phiri Seeks Parliamentary Seat On UTM Ticket

Former Malawi national football team legendary player and coach, Kinnah Phiri, will challenge incumbent Karonga south… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Malawi News Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.