Women honored for their community service in Umbilo
As Women’s Month drew to a close, the Ward 33 Committee and the Nyema Foundation distributed food baskets in an effort to honor the women who served the community by establishing clinics and soup kitchens in the area. region.
The baskets were distributed to community members at Kenneth Gardens on Tuesday August 31st.
Pat Masiase, Ward 33 committee member, said: “The event aimed to honor older women who have played a vital role in building community initiatives. These women are 60 and over. They have made visible progress in their communities. Some have run clinics in their community. There is also the carrot and pea soup kitchen. These women have put these initiatives in place, which benefit the entire community, especially the residents of Kenneth Gardens. The soup kitchen serves around 100 people every day, and the Senzokhule Wellness Clinic provides health care to residents, ”she said.
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The committee distributed 10 baskets.
“These were substantial baskets containing a range of items, including vegetables, milk, corn flour, grains, beans, sardines, cooking oil and laundry soap,” Masiase said.
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Among the beneficiaries were Maggie Khwela and Joyce Gunkel who served for many years as volunteers at The Carrots and Peas Soup Kitchen.
“I really wasn’t expecting anything. I appreciate that they are so worried about us. We thank the organizations for calling us. We weren’t expecting these packages, ”Khwela said.
“It’s a big surprise for me to be recognized because I retired from the soup kitchen some time ago,” Gunkel added.
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