Netball star Mwawi donates to orphans

Malawi’s only professional netball player, Mwawi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda, who is on off-season from her Australian Club, donated various items to orphans in populous township of Zingwangwa on Saturday.

The Peninsula Waves star, donated various items like clothes, Frooty Juice and various types of food to the orphans, who are kept by an elderly family of Mr and Mrs Kamuyambeni.

Kumwenda was escorted by Young Girls shooter Maria Lameck.

“I was told by MTL Queens netballer Sylvia –Mtetemera Malenga that in their area there is an elderly family which keep three orphans, who do not have any support. It pleases me to come and see it myself. I must thank Universal Company for giving me Frooty Juice bottles for the kids,” said Kumwenda.

Mwawi Kumwenda donating the food stuff. Photo: Jeromy kadewere/ Nyasa Times

The Malawi Queens evergreen shooter also lamented that, “It is better to share the little that we have. God did a wonderful thing to me by sending me to Australia and l feels it is time to share some of the blessings to the needy.”

She however urged the corporate world and Malawians to take a leading role in helping orphans especially those that lost both of their parents.

Mrs Kamuyembeni, was delighted with Kumwenda’s gesture describing it as a timely donation.

“As you can see my husbands is sick and l am not even working. We do not have food even clothes for these orphans. How l wish l could have money to start a small scale business so that l take good care of these kids, “said Kamuyambeni, who asked other well wishers for assistance.

The elderly woman, who was working with Blantyre City Council as a cleaner before being fired cried foul.

“They fired me and my friends without any proper reason. I used to sweep in the pavements of Blantyre City and the little l was getting l could take good care of these kids,” she alleged.

However, this is the second time for Kumwenda to render assistance to orphans. In August, the Escom Sisters versatile netballer donated various items to Orphans in Lilongwe.

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