A local charity, Umodzi Foundation, on Sunday donated assorted clothes to Nalipiri Community-Based Organisation (CBO) in Namputu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikumbu in Mulanje to reduce suffering and destitution.
Over 200 orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly are expected to benefit from the donation, which came as response to a request by the Independent Assemblies of God Church to the Foundation.
Speaking before presenting the donation, one of the founders of the charity, Professor John Chisi, emphasised the need for love and sharing among people to end extreme poverty in communities.
“The dire poverty we have in our communities is arising from selfishness among some people who have the resources, but don’t want to share with the needy. But all this [failure to share what we’ve with the needy] is because we don’t love,” said Professor Chisi.
Citing Dorcas, who was raised from the dead for her charity work, Pastor Catherine Nasiyaya challenged her faithful to embrace the poor and do good to them or labour in vain in their spiritual journey.
“Dorcas left a legacy of a servant of the poor and that’s why Peter raised her from the dead upon request from her beneficiaries?” Pastor Nasiyaya asked.