Members of Lions Club of Lilongwe on Tuesday cheered up expectant and new mothers at Area 18 Health Centre in the capital city where they donated dozens of wrappers locally known as zitenje.
The event was part of Mother’s Day, a celebration honouring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
Speaking during the event, the club’s president Isaac Chimwala said they donated the wrappers to help mothers who struggle to acquire them.
“Birth attendants ask the women to bring two wrappers when they are due. But, it was noted that most find it difficult to get them. This is why we intervened,” he said.
Tiwonge Kaunda, the facility’s maternity ward in-charge, thanked the club for the support, saying the wrappers will ensure that the newborns have clothing.
Steria Richard, a beneficiary, described the help as a timely Mother’s Day present. “I did not expect to receive any gift today, let alone the wrappers. I had no clothes to wrap my baby in. So, I thank the club,” she said.