Post Bank donates M5k to Kanana

Post Bank donates M5k to Kanana

MASERU-Lesotho Post Bank yesterday donated food parcels valued at M5 000 to Kanana’s elderly home and orphanage which is run by the Reitumetse Church Project.

The food parcels included cooking oil, grains, sugar and soup.
The bank’s Managing Director, Molefi Leqhaoe, said the donation was part of their mandate to give back to the community.
“Our aim is not just to improve the economy but also to help Basotho,” Leqhaoe said.

He added that the bank’s growth “means the growth of Basotho as well.”
Leqhaoe said they will work to ensure that this was not a “once off thing”.
“We will relook at available projects to see how we can assist,” he said.
“It is our duty to improve – we know it’s not enough but we will come back.”
Kanana’s President, Sister Sylvia Jone, said they “were happy and grateful for what the bank had done”.

“We accept everything with open arms,” Sr Jone said.
She said Kanana was established in 1984 by a Canadian Sister Gisele Fourcrealt who went back to Canada at 84 years due to sickness.
They have 17 elderly people aged between 58 and 102 years who are living at the home.

She said they used to accept individuals who were brought by concerned relatives or residents who saw their plight and could not help them.
“Lately they just show up and we still accept them,” she said.
She said they use their pension money to meet their basic needs and also engage in several income-generating projects such as rearing chickens, pigs and crop farming.

The projects are meant for those who do not get a pension.
In Lesotho, one qualifies to receive an old age pension when they turn 70.
Sister Jone said they also have 42 orphans and provide accommodation for other seven vulnerable children who are not orphans.

An elderly resident at the home, Sehlabaka Molapo, said they appreciated the assistance noting they should “come back in future.”

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