UPDATED: 362kms charity walkers arrive in Blantyre

The seven young Malawians, who set off on May 30 for a10-day charity 362kms walk  from the Capital City Lilongwe to Blantyre to raise funds to buy 11 different medical equipment from India for the High Dependency Unit of Kamuzu Central Hospital’s paediatric ward, finally completed their noble cause Wednesday.

Selfie opportunity for charity walkers with Mary Chilima, the wife to State vice president

Selfie opportunity for charity walkers with Mary Chilima, the wife to State vice president

MP Rashy Gaffer meets the charity walkers

MP Rashy Gaffer meets the charity walkers

arrival

“We have just arrively safely in Blantyre” said the group’s spokesperson Deborah Mayuni on Wednesday.

“It is almost like a dream. People welcomed us at Kameza Roundabout [in Blantyre] and escorted us to College of Medicine — the final destination,” she said.

The group, Wanangwa Msutu, Duwa Mvula, Milca Mphepo, Tiyanjane Kapalamula, Ruth Gondwe, Ivy Chilingulo and Kalolo Msaka, started off on this venture from Kamuzu Central Hospital where they were seen off by many supporters including wife to the country’s Vice-president, Madam Mary Chilima.

Their target is to raise MK22 million and so far they have managed K13 million and they are appealing to the public to continue to donate to reach their target.

The money is to buy medical equipment from Indian company, Worldwide Pharmaceutical Distributors. The equipment includes one defribilitor, one ECG machine, six infusion pumps, four nebulisers, six oxygen concentrators, six patient monitors, five portable oxygen cylinders, five resuscitation bags and masks, 500 suction catheters and four suction machines.

The equipment comes with the manufacturer’s warranty against any defect and that engineers from India shall come to install and demonstrate proper use. First year service is for free with a maximum of three visits.

Dubbed ‘Strides of Hope’, this is a campaign by a charity organisation called Beyond You, and they were appealing to the public to sponsor a humble MK362 (MK1 per kilometre) or more.

Mayuni said people can still make their contribution through Airtel Money on 0991258954 , TNM Mpamba 0881753869 or bank deposits at Standard Bank; Beyond You, City Mall Branch, current account number 01400369314000.

Hundreds of people supported their cause through well wishing messages on the group’s Facebook page, Beyond You, and it is yet to translate to the actual support the group needs.

For those outside Malawi, they may give through our ‘gofundme’ page on the following link:
https://www.gofundme.com/2643buc.

Along the way, a lot of motorists stopped by them to offer their encouragement and made their donations on the spot.

“We think as young people, we can also contribute to the development of our nation. We may not at the moment have all the needed finances, but surely we can help mobilise the resources,” Kayuni said.

“We hope people will be compelled to give toward the cause, seeing as these guys have made such a sacrifice in hope for a better future,” she said.

The group had a support team which was arranging their lodging, food and medical supplies and they travelled with a doctor on site.

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Madala2000
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Madala2000
3 months 21 days ago

great!!!!!! great!!! thus the word, great patriotism osamangoyankhula kumachita achinyamata ayambitsa lets follow suit. kaya mutengana mkumakolopa ndi kukonza zipatala zonse za m’boma lanulo thus what is needed, achinyamata tanyamuka pipipiiiiiiii!!!!!! odi uko!!! palibe zotipanga hire tizikagenda mmisonkhano mwanu pano tizichita zakuspya!!!!! love you ” beyond you”

Chandamale
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Chandamale
3 months 21 days ago

This is much impressing I expect to see a bunch of cabinet ministers doing the same other than just stealing money from tax payers.

Nzika
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Nzika
3 months 21 days ago

This is awesome, my heart is filled with tears of joy, for once i have seen true patriots and heroes in Malawi, the Legacy will live on, GOD has recorded your unselfish acts….. and you will be rewarded dearly…… Proud of you….. GOD Bless Malawi.

Ngwenya
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Ngwenya
3 months 21 days ago

Monga muja tichitila mawa Masiku onse mwa kota muja apa ndawelengapo atumbuka atatu out of 7. Nearly half.. Sichoncho?

Bunga
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Bunga
3 months 22 days ago
I like this initiative. I would like to propose that this should become an annual even with participation extended to kids in the diaspora. This could be one way of getting these kids home once every other year or so. A good connection with their motherland, apart from coming to see their grand parents. I suppose with specific annual projects this will become a worldwide hit. Leadership should be retained in the current hands. Politics can be allowed at the patronage level with VP’s wife as the patron. This charity could connect children home and those in the diaspora. What… Read more »
Vik
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Vik
3 months 22 days ago

This is awesome, keep it up guyz

Youna
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Youna
3 months 22 days ago

Ana inu mwachita zazikulu kuposa awa ovala ma suti akumangotiberawa. Mulungu akudalitseni.

Nabetha
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Nabetha
3 months 22 days ago

These are Malawian heroes.

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