26 April 2017, BIKITA – Masvingo businessman, Everson Machaya of Evergrow Trading, last week donated 35 ox-drawn plough shears and 13 bags of cement to a destitute family and a church.
The family had their house destroyed by incessant rains that culminated in Cyclone Dineo some few weeks ago.
The farming equipment was donated to farmers from Bikita West Ward 10, Zvada village under Chief Mukangamwi and Ward 23 Mungezi resettlement under Chief Marozva.
The cement was donated to Mutamba Marozva Church to help complete their church building while the other bags were donated to the needy family.
Speaking at the field day held at Hozvi Primary School, Machaya applauded the hard work displayed by farmers.
"I am very happy to partner hardworking farmers in my home area. I support those who work hard for their families and the nation and I will keep on supporting farming activities in my area. This is just a small gesture from the bottom of my heart and I promise to do more," Machaya said.
Recipients of the donations expressed gratitude to Machaya whom they said was a selfless man who wants to share the products of his sweat with everybody else in his community.
"I wish to thank him for everything that he is doing in our community. This is important to us as residents of this area and we really appreciate it," said one villager.
Machaya was accompanied by Bikita Cross Boarder Association (BCBA) coordinator and fish farmer Wellington Mutisi who encouraged farmers to venture into fish farming which has proven to be a lucrative venture.