As the journey continues, uMthombo facilitated its Outreach Programme the week of the 4th May – 09th May 2020 in eThekwini Municipality Wards (26, 27, 28 & 31), these Wards are within the city of Durban. We continued to provide psychosocial support and conducted follow-up assessments from our previous month food parcels distribution.
Feedback received from beneficiaries was humbling, expressing how the food hampers gave them relief during the level 5 lockdown phase. Many mentioned they still have a bit of food to last couple of days. Part of the reason for visiting beneficiaries in derelict buildings was to ascertain how much food is still remaining so as to prepare for the next delivery due to be undertaken as of the 15th May 2020.
Our Social Workers were also in a process to inform street-connected beneficiaries who possess Identity Document about the government COVID 19 Unemployment Relief Grant, assisting to apply as well as give guidance to those who don’t have Identity cards.
Distribution of food parcels in communities was undertaken in Ward 42, which is part of eThekwini Municipality northern townships. This was undertaken in collaboration with COGTA (Cooperative Governance and Tradition Affairs Department) and the Ward 42 Councilor, where 30 indigent families with a total number of 170 direct beneficiaries were assisted.
Thank you to all our supporters for making our work possible & giving hope to our street-connected partners.