COOKING with a gas stove has become a burden for the ladies who cook for children that are being taken care of at the Yenzanathi Community Upliftment Project.Yenzanathi Community upliftment Project is a non-profit organisation (NPO) which provides support services for disadvantaged people and a safe haven for vulnerable children.Ladies who are heading the kitchen at the Yenzanathi Project, Cebisile Shangase and Khonzeni Xaba, revealed that they are facing issues relating to food preparation on a gas stove. As they are an NPO, when the gas for the stove runs out, they usually don’t have money to fill it up immediately. “It’s a very huge problem because we don’t always get monetary donations, so to fill up the gas at any time is a problem,” they said, adding that this problem leads to children being affected as the ladies cannot cook hot meals for them. The ladies said they are appealing to anyone who might be willing to help the NPO by donating an electric stove as it will be easier to cook hot meals for the children this way.“We will be very pleased if someone could sponsor us with a stove as it will make the children’s lives better,” said Shangase.Xaba added that the stove will also help them to generate an income because they’ll be able to bake and sell items for a small profit. “People usually donate stuff that we could use to bake but we are faced with a problem of not having a stove that has oven. That is why we are pleading with our fellow residents to help us,” she said.In conclusion, Xaba said they hope that residents open their hearts and choose to help them.Those who might be willing to sponsor or donate to the Yenzanathi Community Upliftment Project can contact Lydia Hlophe at 073 122 2632.