Asian community bails out Kasungu granny on World Homeless Day

The Asian community in Kasungu on Saturday donated hundreds of thousand kwacha worth of various items to 71 year old,  Margaret Magombo,  who supports six grandchildren–all under the age of ten.

Gogo Magombo and her grandchildren with pose after the donation
Mehmood making the donation on behalf of Kasungu Asian Community
 Agness  was intercepted by police for selling plastic packed water to support her family
The donation was in commemoration of World Homeless Day which falls on October 10 each year.
The community donated,  among others, various groceries,  flour and rice.
The community’s representative,  Abid Mehmood,  said their goal was that they help in establishing a shop for the family.
Nyasa Times understands that the donation was in response to the district police office who established the problems Magombo,  and her grandchildren were experiencing.
Agness,  one of the old lady’s grandchildren,  was intercepted by police in the district for selling plastic-packed water without following Covid-19 measures set by the munincipality.
“During interrogations, Agness told us that she was more than a father and mother to her family which is headed by a 71 year old granny.
“After investigations, we launched a WhatsApp group which we named  Agness Support Initiative to woe funds for the family and luckily enough the support has been overwhelming,” said Sergeant Richard Maliwu who launched the online portal.
And in an interview, Mehmood said they would see to it that the family does not struggle anymore.
“As business people we support businesses. If the family owns a business,  they will be able to feed and support themselves. Children will be able to go to school and change their life stories,” said Mehmood.
Magombo while thanking the Asian community for the donation, saluted the district police office for the initiative.
“We are from Balaka and we came here to work in tobacco farms as tenants together with my daughter. But my daughter passed away four years ago and the husband deserted us soon after and left me with the children. It has not been easy, and that is why my grandchild Agness had to act the father and mother role as I am not that energetic anymore, ” she said.
Sargent Maliwu has since  said they want to see the children going back to school by soliciting more funds from the WhatsApp group initiative.
According to him, apart from the Asian community, his group has sourced funds from other well-wishers with which they have managed to buy clothes, shoes, iron sheets, house bricks and food,  among others.
“We are still asking for further help from well wishers. The family wants basic needs so that the children can return to school,” said Maliwu.

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1 year ago

See Nysa? After all the Asians are not as bad as you portray them. They are supporting the locals. So are you going to praise them for the effort to help the poor or you will attack the as usual???

1 year ago
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Being humane doesn’t deserve credit it’s a quality we should all express but then again the timing of the whole situation was fishy.. probalby knew it would have an impact on how they are viewd.

1 year ago

And it’s people like these that other fellow Malawians should condem because all this guy has in his tiny heart and empty brain is hate.It is people like this guy who will be the downfall of this county’s social network.and by the way what humane action have you done to another human today besides critiquing in a negative manner? You should have been expressing a humane quality towards a gesture by saying well done! I guess you have just contraticed yourself.

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