Women of Substance on Friday visited Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre where they cheered and donated assorted items to patients at Chatinkha Maternity Care Support (Chamaca) and oncology ward.
The items worth K500 000 included a nebulizer, two blood pressure (BP) monitors, washing soap, squash, bread, sugar, snacks and pails for the new and expectant mothers.
The women also donated Bibles to the patients.
Speaking in an interview, the grouping chairperson Rose Biziwick said they decided to visit QECH to interact with the patients and staff.
She said: “Firstly, we decided to come to cheer our friends who do not have the opportunity to be with their families during this festive period, and secondly, to hear the problems that are here so that we should know where else we can assist apart from the assistance which we have brought today.”
QECH senior nursing officer for obstetrics and gynaecology department Mary Mwale said the donation will enable women at Chamaca to celebrate in the festive season just like Malawians at home.
She said the Bibles will assist them in their spiritual life.
Women of Substance is a grouping of 15 friends who came together to celebrate each other’s life milestones, but after realising that they are privileged, decided to help in addressing needs of other people. n