Tuesday, January 22, 2013


By John Evance Nyadaufe MUMC Publications

Jehovah Jireh.. Tiwasunge member after recieving the bags of maize

After receiving a 50kg bag of maize flour each from Belmont United Methodist Church in United States of America, 29 members of Tiwasunge HIV/AIDS Community Based Organization hopes to survive from hunger.

This was said by Director of Tiwasunge CBO, Lucy Kandioni during the presentation of the donation at the Malawi United Methodist Church Conference Head Office in Blantyre on December 22, 2012.

She thanked the Belmont UMC, Jeff and Kara Oliver, for remembering her organization with food support which has come in time as the members were struggling to get food for their families.

This is a great relief to us therefore I and entire Tiwasunge Organizationwill never forget the United Methodist Church for its support to us all the times,” said Kandioni.

She then said the money they received from the sales of theirmaterials will help them to meet other needs within the organization.

Commenting on the development, Malawi United Methodist Church Health Coordinator, Mercy Nyirongo acknowledged the Belmont UMC for sending the donation to Tiwasunge and advised the group to maintain their unity and caring for each other.

According to the Malawi United Methodist Church Magazine (2011), Tiwasunge HIV/AIDS Community Based Organization was registered in Blantyre in 2003 aims to encourage and give hope to people living with the virus as well as orphans when their parents passes away.

Among its activities, the organization grows vegetables, making wooden rings and sews cloth bags which they sell to earn a living.
Lucy Kandioni, Director of Tiwasunge HIV/AIDS Community Based Organisation.

Tiwasunge CBO Members with Esther, pause for a group photo with Kandioni  seated

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