Bunda Community Ladies have donated assorted items to a family with four children with disabilities in Traditional Authority Chiseka in Lilongwe.
The items included 20 iron sheets, maize, cooking oil, notebooks, soap, soya pieces, salt and rice.
Speaking during the handover on Wednesday, the group’s chairperson Joyce Mlowoka said they wanted to show love to a fellow woman and to encourage her to continue taking care of the children.
She said: “As a group we learned about her story through social media. So, we decided to cheer the family.
“However, when we heard that the family is expanding their house, we bought iron sheets to support the project.”
Mlowoka said the house needs 32 iron sheets, but they only managed to buy 20.
“So, we appeal to other well-wishers to buy the remaining sheets,” she said.
Lisinet Ishmael, the mother of the four children, thanked the ladies for the good gesture.
“Our dreams to live in a decent house will come true with the donation of the iron sheets,” she said.
The family has six children, but four have physical disabilities and use wheel chairs. They are Grace, 19, Chikondi, 16, Jamali, 16, and Mateyu, 11.
The children go to Thunga Primary School in the area and are in Standards Six, Five, Four and Two respectively.
Bunda Community Ladies is a group of women who are employees or spouses to staff members at the Bunda Campus of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.