Businesswoman Maureen Mbondiah donates to women with disabilities
By Albert Masaka
IT WAS a touching moment as Momentors Programme founder and philanthropist Maureen Mbondiah,
who is based in the United Kingdom, donated personal protective equipment and groceries to women
with disabilities in Harare and Chitungwiza.
The donation came on a day when Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa extended the
coronavirus-induced national lockdown by a further two weeks putting further strain to the vulnerable
people in the country.
The cash-strapped government was struggling to provide social safety nets to cushion millions of
thousands of urbanites who eke out a living through vending.
The first phase of the donations was livestreamed on Zim Community News Facebook page on Friday
with the ambassador for disability at African Union Youth Council Nyasha Nhau handing over the goods
to the beneficiaries.
Mbondiah donated an assortment of goods including sanitizers, gloves, face masks, mealie meal,
cooking oil and sugar to the beneficiaries.
She also told the paper that she was going to empower the women after the lock down.
“May the Lord bless them, I will be facilitating workshops for mini businesses after lockdown,” she said.
Nhau heaped praise at the donor who is also a business entrepreneur for her passion in uplifting vulnerable women in her home country.