SAWIMA feeds the hungry


The Southern African Women's Institute in Migration Affairs has introduced a feeding scheme that benefits Zimbabwean and other refugees.
SAWIMA director, Joyce Dube, said the realisation that a high number of immigrants who were in need of their services and people that were on medication we

re struggling to get food had prompted the organization to start the ‘soup kitchen’.
They are fed at the Methodist Church in Johannesburg – home to hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers. Some impoverished South Africans are also benefiting.
“Many people were coming to our offices (in Braamfontein) asking for food. We noted with concern that among these were people were on antiretroviral treatment. It is a fact that medication is not effective if the patient does not take any food,” said Dube.
The Solidarity Peace Trust and a few well-wishers are funding the project.
“We appeal to the corporate world and other well wishers to donate towards this cause so that we can be able to assist the beneficiaries until they can be gainfully employed and be able to fend for themselves,” said Dube. – CAJ News

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