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Banking group aids boy with disability

Warehouse Banking Group in Blantyre has donated a wheel chair and other assorted items worth K300, 000 to the Moyo family which is raising a child with disability.

According to the boy’s grandparents, the 11-year-old Japhet Phiri, who was born with a brain tumour, ended up in their custody since he was not getting proper care from his parents.

However, the grandparents have said even though they offered to look after Japhet, they are not financially stable and seek help from well-wishers.

The situation prompted Warehouse Group to lend a helping hand to the family by donating a wheelchair after the family failed to get it from public hospitals.

According to Hilda Banda, Matron for Warehouse Banking Group, was part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility as they believe that giving brings blessings.

“As a village banking we thought of contributing something to the society and to be exemplary because village banking is not all about benefiting yourself but even those that need a helping hand. This family stays close to where we do our business, hence it was imperative to assist their boy after we learnt that the grandparents are struggling to provide for their grandson,” said Banda.

Grandfather to Japhet, Richard Moyo, said he will live to remember the gesture from the Warehouse Banking Group.

“I will never forget what has happened to me today, I have seen the hand of God reaching my family we were hopeless. The boy was being locked in the house by her mother and father because they are embarrassed of him. I had to raise him myself but it is hard,” explained Moyo.

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