Mzuzu Disability Organization appeals for support

Mzuzu Disability Organization (Mzudo) which trains physically challenged persons has appealed to well-wishers for financial support for the organization to accomplish its goal.

In an interview on Monday in Mzuzu, Secretary for Mzudo, Mary Ngwira said the services provided by the organization intend to end the tendency of street begging by people with disability.

“Some of the challenges we face as an organization is that we do not have our own operating premises and we have pay rentals monthly besides lack of adequate support in form finances and materials,” she said.

Pauline Ngwira, one of Mzudo's benefiries

 Ngwira said one of the Pastors in Mzuzu secured a place for the organization which we pay K150,000.00 for monthly rentals at Victory Temple.

“Currently, we owe the owner of this building rental totaling to over K450 000,” she added.

Community Rehabilitation Officer for Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) for the North, Hilda Zimba said she was excited with Mzudo for training people with various disabilities.

“They have partially assisted us because they have imparted vocational skills in people who were begging along the city’s streets besides providing some of them with business start-up materials such as sewing machines,” she said.

Sample of Mzudo products

According to Zimba, Macoha’s goal was to empower all people with disabilities to be self-reliant so it its wish to see organizations like Mzudo contributing towards wellbeing of such people.

 “Some of people with disabilities whom you see begging along the streets have been already trained and given business start-up kits. It is unfortunate that we have established that these people are just used to street begging,” she said.