Naankuse help in fight against scabies

Martin Endjala

The San community in Drimiopsis, in the Omaheke Region yesterday received hygiene products donated by the ChariTree Foundation aimed at curbing scabies in the community.

The donation was a collaborative effort by Wutow Trading, Nàankuse and Paliston Packaging.

According to Nàankuse Foundation Nàankuse Lifeline Clinic Manager, Hardus Swart said that as a non-profit organisation they rely on foundations such as ChariTree.

A community member who was one of the recipients applauded the charities, saying the donation was timely moment, as they had no hygiene products. Another recipient extended his call on more organizations to come on board to help out Nàankuse foundation for they are cognizant of the pressure they go through.

Fellow San community members were also urged to put to good use the products in order to protect their families from scabies and to adopt a culture of good hygiene.

Apart from feeding the community twice a week, Nàankuse Foundation also offer free medical care to all communities living at Dimiopsis, Epukiro Post, Otjinene, Skoonheid, Okatumba gate, Jacobs farm and Otjiyarwa.

Swart further highlighted that other communities will also receive similar hygiene products.

“It is through partnerships such as this that we are able to reach out to these communities through our logistics”, Swart shared.

Richard Hoff, ChariTree CEO, narrated that this is one of many reasons that ChariTree goes out of its way to support foundations like Nàankuse who are registered and go out of their way, in realising the dream of a community that is free from poverty, medical conditions and sustaining community livelihoods.

Marlice Van Vuuren, the executive director of Nàankuse who received the donations in Windhoek ensured that the products reached the community, commending the ChariTree Foundation for their noble donation, and encouraged more partners to come on board. Nàankuse in San language means God will provide, and Van Vuuren thus stated that this is how

they have been carrying out their community duties.

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