Beverages manufacturing giant Delta Corporation has handed over goods worth over ZW$500,000 to resuscitate a poultry project at Tose Respite Care Home in Prospect, Harare.
The items donated to the Centre include 310 points of laying chickens, twenty three 50kg bags of layer 95 feed and 7 stress mix that will help the centre.
Speaking at the handover ceremony Delta’s corporate affairs general manager Patricia Murambinda said the donation will assist the centre to operate through revenue realised from the poultry project.
“The donation will assist take care of our community members who have learning disabilities. The poultry project will provide the much needed protein for all at the care home as well as revenue for other essential needs, this is a fulfilment of our burning desire to support the communities we operate in,” said Murambinda.
Director at the home, Mrs. Marceline Mavhima, expressed delight and said the donation had come at an opportune time.
“We would like to thank Delta for their support. The poultry project is our cash cow and it came at the right time because we had recently de-stocked,” said Mavhima.
Apart from poultry, TOSE is also involved in sewing, gardening and run a grinding mill that serves nearby communities such as Sunningdale and Prospect suburbs.
Founded in 1991 by Mrs Desi Page, the centre aims to improve the lives of severely disabled people and their families or carers, assisting clients to achieve all that they can, particularly those with multiple disabilities.
TOSE is not a permanent rehabilitation centre but provides individual rehabilitation programmes for up to 50 people.