Leebel Sinnos Eminence, founder of Sugieef

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-One of the Christian International organisations, Sugieef International Foundation says Malawi can change for the better when disadvantaged people are empowered through educational and economical interventions.

The organisation which is implementing various interventions in Traditional Authority (T.A) Chikumbu in Mulanje district believes that joint efforts in fighting poverty can end when people of goodwill support initiatives like what his organisation is implementing.

Leebel Sinnos Eminence, Sugieef founder said his organisation has been providing food to less privileged people in T.A Chikumbu and wishes to scale up the interventions.

“We have been providing meals to orphans three times a day and supporting the elderly with various basic needs. However, we see a lot of key areas that we can work in such as encouraging the community to adopt new farming technologies in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic,” said Eminence.

Eminence said Covid-19 pandemic has derailed progress of the organisation’s activities.

He accepts that this is a global phenomenon which has closed down some well meaning organisations and that’s the more reason interventions championed by his organisation have also stalled.

He looks forward to people of goodwill and the donor community to step in as closure of such NGOs due to lack of funding puts more people at a disadvantage.

“We are experiencing a whole new phenomenon across the globe. Our plea is that when NGOs like our’s stop getting the funding it’s a whole chain of people who suffer. May the donor community rethink their position despite the Covid-19 prevalence,” said Eminence.

Sugieef was established in 2014 and has been working in TA Chikumbu since then.

The global Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies across the globe with notable effects like closure of companies leading to a lot of social-economic problems.

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