VAIMA Arts trust in parternship with United States of America based Kutsinhira Cultural Arts and Erin Ely have distributed food hampers to their physically challenged members.
The handover took place in Belgravia but the organisation is based in Hatcliffe.
Vaima Arts trust is an organisation that work with the marginalised communities of the society.
Vaima Arts Trust Chief Encouraging Officer Mr Kelvin Chikumbirike said they had to source for help for their physically challenged members as this is a very difficult period for them.
“We distributed food hampers to the physically challenged members of our group, we understand that we are in a difficult period and the maginalised suffer more in such circumstances and we thought of lifting the burden. We distributed basic goods such as maize meal, cooking oil, rice, beans, kapenta, flour, toothpaste, sanitary wear, peanut butter, vegetables, and sugar and salt,” he said.
Mr Chikumbirike said that they also have members who could not make it to the distribution point but they will make it a point to send them money so that they get something to sustain themselves.
“We have members who stay a bit far away and can’t make it because of the lockdown we are also encouraging them to practice social and physical distancing so we will have to organize to send them money so they find groceries where they are. We are also appealing to anyone who feel that they can help to reach us so that we lend a helping hand.
“We are saying during this time of hardship due to Covid-19 people are being advised to stay indoors. This means a lot to Zimbabweans at large since many people are self-employed and others are unemployed. Life will become more difficult for almost everyone. In this situation there are people living with disabilities and street kids. Pause and think deeply on how they will survive, what they will eat,” he said.
Mr Chukumbirike said it was against that background that they were appealing to organisations and individuals to team up with them to help people in need.
He said they were collecting any donation in cash or kind and they were looking at food, sanitary wear and hand sanitizers among other donations.
“Every little thing that you can think of really matters this time. We are running on a theme called ‘Adopt A Child’ in which we can link you directly to a child or you can help through the organization,” said Mr Chikumbirike.
Vaima Arts trust is an organisation that work with the marginalised communities of the society which include street kids, people living with disabilities and orphans.
They use music and creative arts to rehabilitate, advocate and empower these people.