LESOTHO PostBank yesterday donated food parcels to Reitumetse Church Project, a home of the elderly in Mazenod.
The parcels which were worth M5000 included different grains, sugar and rice. The goods are meant for the 17 elderly people who stay at the facility.
Reitumetse Church Project is an old age home and orphanage founded in 1984 by the Catholic Church. It provides shelter for the elderly in one location while another location in the same area houses orphaned girls.
Reitumetse Church Project president Sylvia Jone said the parcels would go a long way in alleviating their challenges as they rely on donations and farming.
“We rear chickens and have recently started a vegetables project both for sale and for feeding the elderly,” Ms Jone said.
“We have many challenges but we are glad that PostBank decided to visit and donate to us today.”
While they are happy with the donations, Ms Jone said they were happier to get visitors as they seldom get any.
“They live in pairs in their rooms, so that they get to speak to each other but because they barely ever get visitors, they get very lonely and having people here today has made them very happy,” she said.
PostBank managing director Molefi Leqhaoe said it was important for the bank to always give back to the community.
“We are currently faced with many challenges especially during these times of Covid-19. We decided to donate to this home because we knew that they could be having some problems,” Mr Leqhaoe said.
He said the bank would also work contribute towards the chicken farming project to ensure that it is sustainable and is able to provide for the elderly in the coming years.
The bank also donated branded thermo mugs for the elderly.