In Zimbabwe we saw first hand how the people were beginning to realize the seriousness of the Corona Virus. More than 90% of the population is forced to go on as normal just in order to try and survive: they do not have access to water or power, let alone sanitisers or masks. The enforced quarantine on them is in a lot of cases the equivalent of a death sentence.
I don’t know how many of you read about the South African lady who was suspect of COVID-19 while visiting her family in Bulawayo?
That was me! Earlier in the week I had seen my GP who was waiting for results of another patient – who was only diagnosed the first
positive case of Corona in Malelane while I was on my way to Zim. Because I had been in contact, and was at risk with heart problems,
my whole family in Bulawayo was quarantined with me while we waited for the Department of Infectious Diseases to come and
swab us. (picture) Once tested and getting the negative results back (thank the Lord), we still had to wait a few more days. Finally I was
given the go-ahead to move around, just in time to come back home. So yes, I did go up to Zimbabwe and yes, I was planning on
doing the round trip, however due to very unforeseen circumstances I basically only got to see the inside of my sister’s house.
This, however, is the same for most of our Golden Oldies in Zimbabwe who are At Risk. Most of the homes are not allowing any
visitors and some of them just have a total ban on children going in. This makes their isolated existence even more isolated. I am sure
most of you are aware the situation in Zimbabwe currently is critical and help is desperately needed so we are increasing our
The boxes we deliver are a definite mood booster and life saver. We cannot thank you enough! – Linda