Tunatazama - Community Monitors

Covid19 Community Care

1 April 2020
Sekhukhune, Limpopo
Gilbert Moela
Food parcels a lifeline for the needy

One of our goals at Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) is to make sure that there are as few hungry people in our community during the COVID-19 lockdown. The urgent need to ensure all members of the community enjoy a nourishing meal daily, inspired the establishment of what I would personally term COVID-19 Solidarity Awareness Campaign and Soup Kitchen.

Using the resources available to us at the time, MACUA established this initiative and we will continue to provide many families with food parcels as they need.
Nothing makes us happier than being able to provide families with the ingredients for a meal, that without us they would not have been able to have.

Most of the beneficiaries on the organisation’s database are pensioners, widows and persons living with disability and are not able to sustain their families. The items in the food parcels are sufficient to feed a family of 4 for about 3 weeks.
Thanks to MACUA/WAMUA Advisory Office and the help from the community, we have managed to distribute hugely – all in less than a 7 days.