By ALBERT MASAKA
CELEBRATED gospel musician Bethany Pasinawako-Ngolomi yesterday captivated vulnerable people in Chitungwiza at a ceremony organised by UK-based Momentors philanthropic organisation.
The Ndinzwirei hit-maker was the guest artiste at an event in which 50 widows and women with disabilities were blessed with high-quality blankets in Chitungwiza.
This is the first phase of the targeted 100 beneficiaries of Momentors Winter Warmer campaign.
The remaining 50 beneficiaries will be presented with their blankets next Saturday in Chitungwiza and Pasinawako/Ngolomi is set to perform, again by public demand.
Giving a touching testimony during the donation ceremony one of the beneficiaries Tracy Chatsama a sculpture artist with a disability said, “l can not hide my joy of what Momentors has done for us during this winter season. Many Zimbabweans are actually struggling to get food on the table, let alone buying blankets.”
Momentors founder in December 2019 donated cash as a surprise Christmas present, an act that remains etched in the hearts of the widows in Chitungwiza as evidenced by their testimonies yesterday livestreamed by Zim Community News.
Another beneficiary a widow Ethel Maphosa narrated how she begun benefiting from the programmes.
“It was on Christmas day when l just received money in my Ecocash account and l didn’t know who had send it.
“I was then told by one of the coordinators that it was Momentors who had sent the money for us to buy groceries on Christmas Day, and today again she remembered us.”
Since the start of lock down Momentors has donated Covid-19 PPEs including face masks, sanitizers and gloves as well as groceries to women with disabilities in Harare and Chitungwiza through Emancipate Disability Constituency Trust which was founded by Nyasha Nhau who is also the Ambassador for Disability at African Union Youth Council.
Here are the pictures: