HIV/Aids support group receives donation from charity organisation

09 Dec 2018 10:30am
OTJIWARONGO, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – An HIV/Aids support group at Otjiwarongo on Friday received 50 blankets, sanitary pads, shoes, as well as new and second-hand clothes from the Otjiwarongo Omake Charity organisation.
The group has 74 members, including orphans and vulnerable children, and falls under the Otjiwarongo Municipality’s Multipurpose Community Centre operating in the Orwetoveni residential area.
Omake Charity was officially launched in August this year by Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta.
A founding member of the organisation, Eddy Kgobetsi said his organisation is ambitious and wants to set up a soup kitchen, host regular fun day events and organise a back-to-school campaign.
They also plan to start a fruit and vegetable garden.
“We want to help our people wherever we can and we will not stop doing this,” Kgobetsi said.
He said the goods worth more than N.dollars 10 000 donated on Friday were purchased with contributions made to the charity organisation.
Otjiwarongo Mayor, Bennes Haimbondi received the donations on behalf of the beneficiaries.
“We thank you for this gesture. A hand that gives is better off than a hand that receives, so continue to assist needy people,” said Haimbondi.