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Writer Katchika-Jere donates to needy

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By Foster Benjamin:

Writer Lindsay Katchika-Jere on Saturday donated assorted items to the needy children and the elderly of Msundwe in Lilongwe District.

Katchika-Jere donated items including sugar, salt, soap, clothes and exercise books to 55 children and 55 elderly people.

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The writer, who launched her book The Missing Meteriote recently, also donated the book, which is a series of The Adventures of Thoko.

“I was invited by Chisomo Orphanage and the Elderly founder, Bernard Chikhasu, to help his centre. He said the centre is facing challenges including some people surviving on mangoes.

“I decided to uplift their souls. I also gave the kids my children’s book, The Missing Meteriote, and I believe it will give them hope and at the same time inspire them to be achievers in life,” Katchika-Jere said.

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The 21-year-old lady said the initiative is on-going and is part of her mission to inspire change among the youth in the country.

Village Head Kadimba said he was grateful for the support rendered to his subjects.

“We do not know how we can thank this young lady,” Kadimba said.

The traditional leader also took advantage of the event to lament that people in his area cover long distances to seek medical services.

“We wish we could have a health facility nearby. I hope authorities are looking into this issue,” Kadimba said.

One of the beneficiaries, Misonzi Agrippa, described the donation as timely.

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