THERE is light at the end of the tunnel for habitats of Retreat residential area located in the South of Harare, following a kitty donated by a local non governmental organisation, Miriro Children Networks fronted by philanthropist Tanaka Mutava.
Despite of the austerity measures introduced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, Mutava has managed to embark on a social intervention to assist the Retreat residents in education and health sector.
The organisation is in partnership with Tzu Chi foundation led by Chi chai Chu in pursuit of the Look East policy.
Retreat Farm is located in the Harare South province where various families have set base .
In the year 2000, after the land reform programme, farm workers ‘invaded’ the area.
Miriro Children Networks therefore set up education centres and drug rehabilitation joints for the residents.
Miriro in partnership with with Chinese has donated foods stuffs to 1115 households so that they will survive with their families .
The organisation, along with their partners, have been involved in food aid on the backdrop of imminent drought.
“We donated about 1115 x 10kg rice and some nutritious biscuits where about 1115 households benefited.
“We targeted the elderly, poor people and those with chronic illness, people and children with disabilities and those families with relatives in prisons,” Mutava explained.
“We are working in partnership with Tzu Chi foundation led by Chi chai Chuand we have about 400 beneficiaries.
“We have an elderly woman called Gogo Jane Murerwa
Tine vamwe vana two vange vasingafambi vakatanga kufamba uye umwe wave kuona vange vasingaoni (We have restored eyesight for several individuals),” narrated Mutava.