They came, they saw and they were driven by compassion. This is a story of two young Austrian nurses who have since 2008 to date raised K1.6 million (about $6 400) from friends and well-wishers towards the plight of physically challenged persons in Malawi for the manufacture of tricycles and wheelchairs to ease their mobility.
The two â€˜angelsâ€™, as Malawi Against Physical Disabilities (MAP) rehabilitation services manager Alex Dzinkambani likes to call them, on Tuesday handed over two tricycles and a wheelchair to three disabled persons in the Lower Shire districts of Chikhwawa and Nsanje.
The donation was part of 40 tricycles and wheelchairs MAP will distribute to their clients in the Southern Region districts of Blantyre, Thyolo, Chikhwawa and Nsanje, courtesy of Sandra Miller and Katarina Koch, the Austrian nurses who sourced funding to the tune of K40 000 (about $160) each.
This is the third time the two young nurses have donated tricycles and wheelchairs, the first time being 2008.