Econet donates $100 000 to Masvingo Old People’s home


MASVINGO – Econet yesterday donated groceries worth $100 000 to Mucheke Old People’s home and Alpha Cottage Children’s home in Masvingo respectively.

The two institutions each received goods worthy $50 000 including basic groceries like mealie meal, rice, cooking oil, soap and washing powder.

The handover was done by Econet Masvingo general manager Kudzai Mauwa who was accompanied by the area manager Edmore Mtisi.

“We have running promotions where we give away prices to our customers, and we saw it fit to remember our less privileged customers during this festive season,” said Mauwa.

Mucheke Old People’s Home and Alpha Cottages have 39 and 40 inmates respectively.

Representatives of Masvingo City Council, Social Welfare, Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe Church (BCZC) and Masvingo Association of Residential Care Facilities (MARCF) which run the old people’s home and Alpha Cottages respectively attended the presentation.

“We are grateful for the donation that you have given us today, the elderly will have a festive season to remember. We however, appeal to you for medical support and possibly a vehicle to support our inmates,” the Old People’s Home Administrator, Reverend Matopos Chaka.

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