The Sunday Mail
Sunday Mail Reporter
A group of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora is presently mobilising donations to assist Marondera Hospital with personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to fight Covid-19.
The individuals, most of whom hail from Marondera, are seeking money, sanitisers, face masks, blankets and latex gloves. United Kingdom-based Ms Beritha Muzondo is spearheading the campaign that has also roped in Zimbabweans in countries such as Australia and South Africa.
“The emergence of the coronavirus brought a lot of uncertainty and anxiety across the whole world. The talk of a shortage of resources to deal with the pandemic made me think of Marondera Hospital,” she said.
“I decided to start a fundraiser for PPEs for our hospital and shared this idea with Doreen Goora.
“Together with other people like Connie Chitiyo, Juliet Matunge, Nyasha Mapfeka, Micheal Masimbarasi, Ellen Afiki Ruswa and others, who had worked together on a previous blanket donation campaign, we began sharing the idea.
“This was positively welcomed by many people and we set up collections in different parts of the world. We have since opened a Facebook and a WhatsApp group for us to update each other and share ideas.
“We have so far raised over £3 000 and we are still fundraising.
“People with links to Marondera, together with well-wishers, have been giving to the cause.
“We have handed over 200 litres of hand sanitisers plus $1000 worth of medicines, which was delivered to Marondera by Stanley Makoni, who gave us his truck to transport the donations.”
Those willing to donate can contact:
UK: Connie Chitiyo, PINGIT : +447578608703,
South Africa: Farai Shereni Ecocash: +27646208654, and Zimbabwe: Doreen Goora EcoCash: 263783874450.