World Bicycle Relief gives hope to Sinazongwe Home based care givers
By Tovin Ngombe:-
World Bicycle Relief (WCR) a Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
based in USA has given out 8,000 bicycles worthy about U$1.5 million to
people involved in home based care activities through out the country.
WCR Marketing Manager Leah Day told ZANIS in Sinazongwe at the
handover of 50 bicycles to the home based care trainees that the donation was
done through Reaching HIV.AIDS Affected People with Integrated
Development Support (RAPIDS).
Day said the programme which started in February 2005 during the
Tsunami disaster in Sri Lank donated 23,000 before spreading to Zambia was
meant to caution the impact of disasters and to give relief to people
involved in home based care.
She said the in next phase of the programme people would be given
micro- finance loans to access the bicycles but at the moment free
bicycles were being given to RAPIDS through World Vision to give to their
Lilian Moonga said she was happy to receive a bicycle because she
would be able to reach to most areas she was failing to access to care for
Jinken Siabeza another beneficially said he would be able to care for
people suffering from HIV/AIDS pandemic and to teach them the knowledge
he has acquired in home based care.
Ms. Nawa Mulopo who also a midwife nurse and a trainer for home based
care under RAPIDS said the impact of HIV/AIDS has left deplorable
conditions among the orphans, and the vulnerable children.
Mulopo said it was important for the community to be educated in home
based care so that the chronically ill people and the Orphans should