By: Angie Nkuna
GIYANI- Pfukani Programme Development has done it again making it the second time in a row since the NPO established in 2015.
Pfukani Programme Development (PPD) believes in a saying that goes blessed is the hand that gives than the one that receives. The PPD was founded by Matimu Evidence Baloyi, (25) From Ndindani village east of Giyani.
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In 2016, Matimu and his partners took a major stand when they donated food parcels to one of the disadvantaged families in Ndindani village.
Anna Sombhani was in 2016 the beneficiary of the promising on-going charity after her situation had become untenable since the death of her husband three years ago. Mhani Sombhani lives with her six undocumented children.
On the 29th of December 2017, PPD has donated food parcels to other disadvantaged families, Matewu in Hlomela village and Mathebula in Ndindani village outside Giyani town.
Maria Matewu’s situation became unbearable after the death of her husband 2 years ago. Matewu lives with her 3 undocumented kids.
“Since the death of my husband the situation has worsened because he used to collect water and fire woods for members of the community and makes money out of it and since he is no more we have nowhere to get food.” She said.
Joyce Mathebula (58) And her 4 daughters, Millicent (30) who is mental disturbed, Risuna (27), Nfanelo (24) and And Xivono (16) Mathebula, thank the PPD for their great work in the community.
Maluleke who depends on a government disability grant for her first-born daughter to look after her children and four grandchildren said the grant isn’t enough for a household like her.
“I deeply thank these children for their concern because if it wasn’t for this food they brought for me and my children, we would have to spend a new year day without a rice. So, I thank them so much.” She concluded
PPD treasury, Lulama Shiburi, and secretary Xikhongelo Mathebula said the main challenge facing the organisation is the lack of funds. The organisation can be contacted on: 073 919 6535.