DIASPORANS have taken proactive measures to complement government efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus that has caused detrimental effects on the economy and impacted a big dent on Treasury coffers.
In that vein, local non-governmental organisation Simudziranayi Trust has roped in United Kingdom based philanthropist Alice Bvekerwa and embarked on an initiative to provide food hampers to child headed families and women.
Bvekerwa has already availed funds for the purchase of the hampers which will be donated to the targeted group groups to cushion them against the effects of COVID 19.
In an interview with Simudziranayi Trust director Zinzile Mantiziba last week, the synergy has seen needy families around Seke communal area benefiting .
“We have entered collaborative efforts with Ms Bvekerwa and we appreciate her coming on board for a good cause and we hope other Diasporans will take heed and follow suit.
“This pandemic is a new phenomenon that has never occurred in the world and we need to put our heads together to fight it.
“We thank her (Bvekerwa) for the resources she provided to assist the needy in the time of this pandemic,” Mantiziba said.
Simudziranayi Trust is the brains behind the Miss Schools Zimbabwe – an initiative to empower the girl child.
The organization has been involved in several philanthropic works aimed at uplifting the lives of the underprivileged in the society.
Several other diaspora based companies have come on boar and intensified the fight against the deadly pandemic which has changed the lifestyles of global citizens.
On, Monday President Mnangagwa called for a national day of prayer and fasting to seek divine intervention on the livelihood of citizens.