NPO needs help

PHOTO: suppliedVolunteers of Impumelelo Project and Pre-School.
PHOTO: suppliedVolunteers of Impumelelo Project and Pre-School.

NON-Profit organisation Impumelelo Project and Pre-School needs assistance to keep its doors open.

Impumelelo Project assists needy families with groceries, running errands and cleaning services in ward 10, which includes Azalea and KwaPata.

Ncane Zondi who is the founder of Impumelelo Project told Echo that since she started the organisation the number of household that she takes care of has increased and she is now struggling to take care of all of them.

At the inception, she only had 30 homes to take care of together with 36 caregivers who are volunteers.

She said they assist the jobless with groceries and meals, and also the sickly who are too frail to take care of themselves.

“I started this organisation in May this year it is because I wanted to help the people of ward 10.

“I saw that most of them were struggling and I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing.

I can’t stop now because the number has grown but I just need other people to assist me in making sure that I continue to help these families.

“I am not working but whenever my children give me money for groceries, I know that I have to divide that money so that I can buy groceries for other families in need.

“Sometimes I am left with nothing because I realise that there are people out there who need food more than I do because they are sick and they need to take their medication. Sometimes I even go to a local clinic and ask for porridge to give those who are sick and can’t eat solid foods,” she said.

Zondi said she now takes care of more than 200 families and that it has always been her dream to help people in need.

“Sometimes it breaks my heart seeing our community members struggle like this. In some families you find that not even a single person is working and there is not even one who is at least receiving government grant. Some of them even go to bed on empty stomachs and no one deserve that.”
Anyone who would like to assist Impumelelo Project can call Zondi on 078 406 3147 or 071 956 2779.

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