By Kondwani Nyasulu
In July, 2019, Lusubilo received visitors from Malta; a team of three ladies namely Martha, Ramona and Stelvana who have come to spend their precious time with children in the children home of Lusubilo.
The three spent their time taking care of children by bathing, feeding, and playing different games with them as well as providing the much need psychosocial support.
Understanding that Lusubilo works with communities, the visitors felt the need to extend their love to orphans in the communities by supporting them with food items. The package comprised of a 50 Kg bag of maize, 10 Kgs beans and 2 litres of vegetable cooking oil per household.
The visitors have supported a total of 31 households that were identified by CBO members after a thorough assessment on the most vulnerable households.
On the first day, the team went to St Steven’s Parish in Nyungwe where 7 households were given the food support. The needy families were identified from Chipulikano and Njalayamoto CBOs. On the second day, 7 households were supported at St Steven’s Parish targeting Chitemwano and Kakoma CBOs. On third day, 17 households at St Mary’s Parish were given the food support.
The food support will help the guardians to be able to feed the orphan children under their care. This complemented Lusubilo’s efforts in to reach out to needy families. Most of these families keep orphans and others have an elderly person taking care of the family with no means of earning to be food secure. The families and the community are very grateful to the visitors Malta and the support of the food items they have received.
The management of Lusubilo is also thankful for the good gesture the visitors from Malta have shown in supporting the vulnerable households and special thanks to Fr Joseph Sikwese of St Mary’s Parish for bringing us the visitors to support our work.
Lusubilo Community Based Orphan Care works with communities in the Diocese of Karonga to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable people. With support from well-wishers, the project supports orphans and other vulnerable children by providing them with basic needs.