By Staff Writer
MIRIRO Children Care Networks (MCCN) has appealed for assistance in its feeding scheme is currently supporting 500 children from families affected by hunger during the current ongoing Covid19 lockdown.
Speaking to The Humanitarian Post Saturday MCCN programs officer, Joyce Mandaza said the assistance will go a long way to support the vulnerable children.
“We started by feeding more than 220 and the number has been growing to the current 500 children who cannot afford to secure food at their homes during this covid 19 period. We however have challenges to secure food stuffs, fire wood, salt, cooking oil and vegetables even soya chunks,” she said.
The organisation is based in Retreat Waterfalls where it is currently undertaking its operations.
“We are also feeding 25 elderly people and we are working in partnership with Tzu Chi Foundation which has been providing some support.
Mandaza said due to resource constraints they are only able to serve the food once per day despite having potential to serve three meals a day.
“We want to cook porridge in the morning. We have a challenge of water and we are in need of a borehole. Other challenges are firewood, sanitizers, and masks, bucks.
MCCN programs officer,Joyce Mandaza can be contacted on 0773927834.