Chiyanjano Family Friends, a Machinjiri Township family grouping in Blantyre, on Indepndence Day donated various items to the elderly and other vulnerable people.
Bringing together families from various religious denominations, the group annually quips the beneficiaries with various household items and this year, they donated maize flour, buckets, sugar, salt and other items worth K500 000.
Speaking after presenting the items, the group’s chairperson Francis Mkonda said they are continuing the works of founder Ted Ndasauka and others, for whom they held a minute’s silence during the event at South Lunzu Primary School.
“Every Independence Day, we come together to help the people. We come from different religions but are bound by one belief of sharing the little we have with the less privileged. In times of trouble or happiness we have to be together as one family,” said Mkonda.
Group village head Machinjiri thanked the group for the gesture.
“This is commendable as there are many people who do not have the means to find life’s necessities. It is great that they identify the less privileged in the areas they live,” she said.