MASVINGO - Centre for Gender and Community Development in Zimbabwe (CGCDZ) recently extended a helping hand to victims of the devastating Cyclone Idai by making substantial donations through provincial authorities.
Masvingo province recorded five fatalities in Bikita while thousands were left homeless in Gutu, Zaka and Chiredzi.
CGCDZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elliot Vengesai said it is the duty of every Zimbabwean to make sure that they help fellow countrymen when the need arises.
“As Zimbabweans we need to come together and put our differences aside and face the crisis at hand.
“We have a lot of people who are in serious need for food and other basics so we have decided to play our part and offer the little we could get. It may not be much but it will go a long way in helping those that were affected,” said Vengesai.
CGCDZ handed over a donation of clothes, shoes, groceries and sanitary pads to the Provincial Administrator’s (PA) office at Benjamin Burombo government complex.
PA Fungai Mbetsa acknowledged the donations saying they will be send directly to the victims because there is a serious need.
“We are humbled by the love being shown by Zimbabweans towards their fellow countrymen. We have proved that we are one people despite the challenges we may face.
“The donations from CGCDZ will go a long way in helping those affected by the cyclone. As you know in Masvingo we have thousands of people who are in need,” said Mbetsa.