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Total Malawi donates to the elderly in Lunzu

Written by  Catherine Mwamvani

Blantyre, September 8, 2018:  Total Malawi in collaboration with Malawi Network of Elderly Persons Organization (MANEPO) has donated LED lamps to the elderly in Lunzu, Blantyre District.

Speaking when handing over the donation on Thursday afternoon, Managing Director for Total Malawi, Salamata Ball said as an organization, they have always had the elderly best interests at heart.

“Normally where a company operates is always where they render support to. Considering that over the years our existence in Malawi has been quite fruitful, we thought it wise to donate the state of the art lamps to our elderly so that they can be assisted in terms of lighting their households,” she said.

Ball said that each lamp costs K21, 000 and the whole donated lamps were worth K5 million in total.

She went on to narrate how these lamps would not only assist the elderly but also their grandchildren who in most case scenarios are school going children.

Executive Director for MANEPO, Andrew Kavalla hailed Total Malawi for the timely donation, stating that it was an indication of the corporate world opening up to the most vulnerable groups like the elderly.

“I would like other companies to borrow the gesture that Total Malawi has done. Most companies conduct corporate social responsibilities in sectors where they see return but unlike Total, it has donated to the most unexpected group which are the elderly,” he pointed out.

One of the beneficiaries, Jamia Samson commended Total Malawi for the timely donation as it will assist her grandchild to study during the night.

“I am so happy to receive this lamp. It will assist my grandchild in studying and am hopeful that she will excel in her studies,” he explained.

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