The Shepherd Bushiri Foundation has pledged to build houses for about 14 elderly people in Mwendetsa Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kabudula in Lilongwe whose current living conditions are dire.
Co-founder of The Shepherd Bushiri Foundation, Prophetess Mary Bushiri made the promise on Tuesday when she handed over a bore hole to the village.
She added that once the houses are built, she will also construct a school as requested by the traditional leaders in the area.
“When I see the houses that people live in, it saddens me. I came to visit the elderly in this village in January and was touched when I went into their houses.
“Some of the houses were leaking, their sleeping places were not good and most of them did not have food. I also found that the whole village did not have a clean water source,” she said.
During her vsit to the village to hand over the borehole, Bushiri also donated some blankets and some food items, including corn flour and beans.
She said the next item on her agenda is to build houses, especially for the elderly and later the foundation will come back with a school project.
In his remarks, group village head Mwendetsa said the village was happy with the coming of clean water, which was their biggest challenge.
He said: “We have about 14 elderly women in this village. It was hard for them to walk to the nearby village to draw water at the borehole we were using. Prophetess Mary appreciated these challenges when she came to visit the older women and we are glad that now we have a borehole within the village.”