Orphanages plead for local donors as pandemic bites

By Rosalia David and Hertta-Maria Amutenja

ORPHANAGES in Windhoek are struggling to keep afloat during the pandemic as their biggest donors are mostly international people who casually travelled to Namibia, and are currently facing their own financial woes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with Confidente, secretary of Orlindi Place of Safety, Rosalinda Namises urged locals to consider helping orphanages, than for them to depend on international donors only.

“These are our children, let us hold hands and help one another with the little we have. I think it is time as a country we sustain ourselves than waiting for good Samaritans coming from outside the country all the time,” she said.

Namises said when they contact their donors that are abroad some respond saying that things are also not going well for them.


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