KZN wives driving change

2018-06-22 06:01
PHOTO: siphelele nketo Brave wives and Home of Comfort staff at the hand over of donations.

PHOTO: siphelele nketo Brave wives and Home of Comfort staff at the hand over of donations.

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A GROUP of married women,Tshatile Tshatile Akho Kubuyamva, changed the lives of orphans from the Home of Comfort in Kokstad last Saturday when they donated grocery and clothes to children as part of their community support programme. The group was established by a married woman, Nonkanyiso Ntiyantiya-Zwakala, to reduce the high rate of divorces, women and children abuse and to uplift the living standard of disadvantaged women through prayer, advice and support. Group members said they use Facebook to interact with each other.

Lethu Maninjwa, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) administrator from the group, said many wives, from all nine provinces, have since joined the group. “Every quarter, we host gatherings and raise funds to help needy people. We want to restore hope and vision to broken marriages, reduce poverty at homes, and get involved in agricultural projects,” said Maninjwa.

She said KZN wives raised money and bought grocery and clothes for orphans to live a happy life, like other children. “Many homeless children sleep under bridges and we thank the Home of Comfort staff for giving abandoned children smiles and joy,” she said. The Home of Comfort cares for abandoned, vulnerable, and abused children from Kokstad and surrounding areas.

The group’s objective is to make sure that wives are the most courageous and respected wing in their homes. They strive to make women a trusted support structure in marriages and who create happy strong families. In August, they will be meeting in Port Elizabeth to discuss how to build homes. Women wishing to join the brave wives can visit their Facebook page at Tshatile Tshatile Akho Kubuyamva.

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