29 September 2017
ANGLICAN Diocese of Harare C.P.C.A has vowed to continue providing for the poor and children living on the street despite the economic challenges in Zimbabwe.
Street urchins and the disabled are some of the beneficiaries of this programme that is being offered by Anglican Diocese of Harare.
In an interview with H-Metro, Wilberforce Kurekwesu, said:
“As a church we felt like helping.
“We discovered that these people don’t have a hot meal to eat during the day so we decided as Anglicans to hop in and help.
“We once used to work hand in hand with ChildLine and Street Ahead but due to the economic challenges in Zimbabwe that were faced in 2008 we once dissolved the programme, Soup kitchen.
“Anglican once went into exile and this also resulted in the dissolving of Soup kitchen.”
“In the year 2013 after the exile that’s when we started operating again.
“Dominican Sisters and Society of St Vincent de Paul are also of great help to us in keeping up with the Soup kitchen programme.
“We also get our help from congregants within the Anglican Diocese and other well-wishers to help save the souls of the needy and street kids.
“Some congregants even volunteered to cook for these people.”
Kurekwesu said they were catering for 120 people per day at around 12 midday.