BOLIBA Savings and Credit recently donated toiletries to inmates at the Maseru Women Correctional Facility.
Similar donations will also be handed to Lesotho Correctional Service LCS) facilities in Mohale’s Hoek and Maputsoe.
Worth over M10 000, the donation included bath and washing soap, sanitary pads and petroleum jelly among others.
Boliba Savings and Credit chairperson, ‘Makabelo Rabochene, said the gesture was in line with the organisation’s social responsibility initiative drive during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
She said the gesture was also informed by the knowledge that prisoners were not getting any visitors during the Covid-19 lockdown period which began in March this year.
“This pandemic requires one to stay clean and with these donations we hope we have done our part in assisting them to fight Covid-19,” Ms Rabochene said.
She said preparations were on course to deliver donations to female correctional facilities in Maputsoe and Mohale’s Hoek.
Ms Rabochene said the donations were also in line with the company’s 20th anniversary.
Deputy LCS Commissioner Mosheoane Tšolo said the donations would make a huge difference in the lives of the inmates as they came at a time when they were direly needed.
“The donations came at a time when we really needed them and we appreciate Boliba’s gesture because a clean prisoner is easily rehabilitated. We are grateful to Boliba for these donations and we are proud of our relationship with the organisation,” Deputy Commissioner Tšolo said.
An inmate who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries said they were grateful to Boliba for the donations which came at an opportune time.
“Every day we pray for miracles such as this one and today God has answered us. We are thankful because we have been struggling without toiletries.
“We are thankful to Boliba for the kind gesture because prisoners are often left out when people donate,” she said.