SWAKOPMUND: Residents of the DRC informal settlement here on Saturday morning received donations from the Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) and the Jesus Centre Church.
The items donated to the less-fortunate residents include canned food and second-hand clothes. The donation forms part of a joint venture between the church and the SPYL.
SPYL Secretary for Erongo, Laina Shapange explained to Nampa on Saturday that the outreach programme was aimed at assisting vulnerable people residing in the DRC informal settlement.
She stated that beneficiaries were identified, especially those living off the Swakopmund dump site as well as people who have requested for help from welfare organisations within the town.
Shapange indicated than in addition to the donations made by the church members, Governor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, also donated 20 cans of tinned food and 13 blankets.
“A smile on someone else’s face always brightens up a day, and I hope that more people will rise up to assist the foundation of giving,” Shapange said.
Josephine Thomas, a member of the Jesus Centre, told Nampa that the contribution was to ease some of the burdens the community of DRC face.
“The word of God says assist the needy. You can not only give them the word of God, but you need to give them food as well,” she added.
Upon receiving her donation, 54-year-old Magrieta Khoe-Aos, a resident from DRC, explained that most of them do not have employment and are struggling to make ends meet every day.
She said the donations are highly welcome, adding that it boosts the communities’ morale to know that people care.