NOT content with helping out a needy family just for Mandela Day, Christ Movement outreach organisation has decided to “adopt a house” in Nemato for six months.
Single mother of three, Nomfusi Buwa has been struggling to make ends meet. She is unemployed, gets a grant and collects two litre plastic bottles for recycling, which earns her 30 cents a bottle.
There is no bed in her house and their toilet is not working.
She said she approached her ward councillor for assistance, but “nothing has been done yet”.
Christ Movement leader Mthetheleli Jack became aware of her plight and together with other volunteers, came to Buwa’s home on Mandela Day to cut the grass, paint the outside walls of the house and clean inside.
“As an organisation we believe 67 minutes is not enough to put a smile on our community,” said Jack. “We will donate six months and seven days making sure this family is well taken care of.”
He said volunteers would visit the Buwa home on a regular basis and pilot a programme to renovate the house.
“We urge all people to give anything from furniture, clothes, food, etc to this project,” said Jack.
His contact details are 083-513-3475 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETING NEEDS: Volunteers from Christ Movement have “adopted” the Buwa family home for six months, to continue service beyond Mandela Day. At the back (from left) are volunteers Vuyokazi Magquntulu, Thokozani Seyisi, BayaBulela Melani, Christ Movement leader Mthetheleli Jack, with the mother who was helped, Nomfusi Buwa (obscured), and volunteer Thabo Ngqobo. In front are Nopopi Buwa, Thami Dlavu, Thaphelo Buwa, Nkosinabo Buwa and Ziyanda Mjuza Picture: MELUMZI TUKU