Disabled group get welcome donations

2016-05-13 06:00
 Photo: supplied KZN Financial Literacy Association and Isixaxa members at the handover of the sewing machines and detergents.

Photo: supplied KZN Financial Literacy Association and Isixaxa members at the handover of the sewing machines and detergents.

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THE KwaZulu-Natal Financial Literacy Association donated three sewing machines and detergents to the Isixaxa Disabled Group at Mbangweni village in Harding last Tuesday.

The association is championed by the MEC of Finance, Belinda Scott, in support of disabled people, who visited the group recently. Isixaxa was formed in 2006 and has 10 disabled members.

Lindani Mkane, Isixaxa treasurer, said: “Isixaxa was formed so that disabled people can keep busy and make use of their hands by working. The challenge is that some disabled members don’t earn grants, which makes life difficult.
“We provide various services such as shoe repairs, sewing traditional attires and we provide detergents. We don’t only benefit ourselves, as disabled members of the group, but also the community who have disabled children.”

Ward councillor Phumzile Nkomo expressed her gratitude to the association and the provincial treasury for the visit and encouraged Isixaxa members to work diligently to improve themselves and other disabled people in the community.

The association’s chair Artwell Hlengwa said their objective is to assist everyone to improve their financial knowledge and themselves.

“Isixaxa Disabled Group is an organisations that was visited by the MEC Scott, during her outreach in Harding in January. It then became clear that this registered non-profit organisation [Isixaxa] can improve their business skills and management if we can get closer to them. It is not always common for disabled people to come together and form an organised and registered structure like Isixaxa has done.
“We have signed a memorandum of understanding with them so that we can help them improve, and in turn help other disabled people in the area,” said Hlengwa.

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