Ndalatando — At least 320 elderly people have received basic foodstuff in their homes in Cuanza Norte today, handed over by the local department for social assistance.
Running until the end of May, the initiative includes, among other goods, rice, corn flour, pasta, vegetable oil, salt and hygiene products.
The person responsible for social assistance in the province, Severino Chivala, said that the program initially covers elderly people living in peripheral neighborhoods in the city of Ndalatando, in a situation of poverty and without family protection.
The action aims to prevent elderly people from moving in search of institutional support, at a time when the country is experiencing a State of Emergency in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Support will be extended to people with disabilities, orphans and widows in the ten municipalities of Kwanza Norte province.