Clothes donation for DRC residents
20 July 2018 | Society
A donation from Swakopmund resident Andreas Gaweseb was welcomed by nonprofit organisation Dantago-Women and Youth Development Association (WAYDA) recently.
Speaking to Erongo this week, Gaweseb explained what motivated him to give the donation.
“My family and I have been collecting the clothes from our wardrobes for the past two years. The DRC informal settlement is the place where the poorest of the poor in society are living and as a member of the community I normally donate not only clothes but whatever I have like food and so forth,” said Gaweseb.
During winter, the DRC informal settlement is plagued with shack fires which rob their owners of their valuables including clothing. Gaweseb is optimistic that the donation can help a portion of this community in their time of need.
“I don't know whether it will help the community of the DRC informal settlement as a whole, but I hope it will make a difference in the lives of certain people. Let's take hands and help each other where we can,” he said.
Dantago-WAYDA is a charity organisation that was established about eight years ago. It is aimed at empowering the DRC community to become self-reliant, independent and to build the self-esteem of those who find themselves stricken by the hardships of poverty.