ADRA donates clothing and blankets

15 Jul 2016 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 15 JUL (NAMPA) – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Namibia has donated clothing, shoes and blankets to vulnerable community members in Windhoek’s Moses Garoeb Constituency.
The welfare organisation, which falls under ADRA International handed over the N.dollars 40 000 donation at the constituency office on Wednesday.
ADRA country director Frank Mukube said the organisation is complementing government’s efforts to improve the living standards of Namibians.
A senior administration officer at the constituency office, Antonio Cloete told Nampa they appreciate the donation as many residents of the constituency struggle to get by.
“They always visit our offices to enquire about any donations. Food shortages especially are a problem in this constituency,” Cloete said.
One of the recipients, the 27-year-old Ceceline Swarts who is unemployed, said most people in the Havana informal settlement, which is in the Moses Garoeb Constituency, struggle to make a living.
“Like myself, I drink TB tablets and I don’t know where to get any assistance because I must eat to drink the tablets. Today when I arrived at the constituency office to take my tablets I was called back so I could receive these donations,” she said.
Swarts has six children and nowhere to live – instead they rely on the kindness of friends.
Pensioner Thomas Gariseb said he too struggles to survive as he is too old to employ and doe not receive the government old age grant as he lost his identity documents.
“I have the application form but Home Affairs is too far for me and I don’t have taxi money to go there,” he said.
Gariseb said he gets by by collecting the bones of cattle, goats and sheep which he sells at Brakwater.