A 76-year-old woman, who lives in the City Centre in Ward 1, shed tears of happiness after receiving the US$ 50 from the ZDDT Business Social Credits Scheme (BSCS) last week.
The vetted beneficiary, Maureen Patricia, said this came as a surprise as she was not expecting to get such a large amount of money.
“I am a widower and I live with my granddaughter who lost both her parents last year. Honestly, it has been really hard to make ends meet, especially in this harsh economic situation.
"My son in Botswana has been supporting us, however, last month his contract was terminated because he is a foreigner. Therefore he has stopped working. I have been surviving from handouts that I get from the councillor and some of our community members.
"I am also suffering from cancer and medication is very expensive. This has been the hardest month and your company came through at the perfect time to rescue us. I am really happy that I was chosen to benefit from this scheme and this money will surely help me in so many ways."
In an interview with this reporter, the councillor for Ward 1, Mr Mlandu Ncube, said,
“I chose her because, from this section, she was the neediest and I know this money will make a difference for a few months. We hope to keep receiving such kind gestures so that we can help more people in our community.”
The BSCS encourages businesses to support the community from which they earn their living and this donation was supported by Freight Consultants and Sally Foundation.