Missionaries Address Hunger During Pandemic In Zimbabwe

Murewa Center United Methodist Church outside Harare, Zimbabwe Source: UM News

The United Methodist Women organization has given an $8,000 grant to assist 200 of the most disadvantaged families in the rural communities of the Chimanimani Chipinge and Murehwa Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe districts in Zimbabwe.

“The project was well-timed especially in rural communities where resources were strained with child-headed families and households led by the elderly; physically challenged and chronically ill people (were) the most affected” said Tendai Rebecca Gurupira, area coordinator of ministry with women, children and youth, in an interview with UM News.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, The Nyadire Connection has helped more than 400 in the Nyadire Mission communities and surrounding United Methodist clinics, as well as Mutoko-Mudzi District pastors, with monthly food bundles. These food supplements have provided relief for vulnerable families, who were already stressed due to the country’s economic crisis, high inflation, low disposable income and compressed wages.

“As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of TNC mission work,” Rev. Lancelot Victor Mukundu, Nyadire Mission Station chair said. “We pray that the relationship may continue to bear fruit.”

Source: UM News