Friends of Many Inmates (FOMI) on Tuesday donated tomatoes to Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH) to support the nutrition part of the patients.
The donation has been made to support the programme the organization implements for the children called Stop Crime as most of the children whose parentswere imprisoned become the next generation criminals.
Executive Director for FOMI, Reverend Jimmy Mbwana said as one way of supporting families whose mother or father was jailed, his organization decided to support the facility with tomatoes so that the children and some family members who are sick can benefit.
He said the organization works with families to make sure that they are self-sustained.
Mbwana pointed out most of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) work directly with inmates living their families suffering.
“Supporting such families promotes retention of inmates after serving jail term because these people have been denied by their spousesafter completing serving,” he said.
Mbwana added that the NGO responds according to the need of the family and in this case it works with chaplaincy and education department of prison so that they can follow up on inmates families.
Chief Catering Officer for Zomba Central Hospital, Philip Kasambala thanked FOMI for the donation.
He called other NGOs to follow what FOMI has done in supporting patients at any hospital of their choice because such people need a lot of necessities.
FOMI works hand in hand with seven prisons of Mangochi, Ntcheu, Domasi, Mphyupyu, Mikuyu 1, Mikuyu 2 and Zomba Central Prison.