By Kakunawe Shinana
TO re-affirm its commitment to the fight against cancer, the Namibian Community Trust – previously known as Namsov Community Trust – has donated N$50,000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia for the support of cancer patients.
Speaking at the handover of the cheque, Namibian Community Trust’s Anne-Marie Molatudi said they aim to make an impact nationally in the fight against cancer. “It is for this reason that we saw the need to back this project geared towards assisting patients and their families,” she said.
The Namibian Community Trust has contributed over N$1 million since 1991 to support the Cancer Association.
“Cancer diagnosis is on the increase. We are also happy that treatment plans and assistance to those in need can be better provided for and thus more lives are saved through the House of Acacia. This is indeed a home away from home for cancer patients in Namibia, as per the motto of House Acacia,” said Molatudi.
“As one of the key players in the Namibian private sector, at Namibian Community Trust we believe we should complement government’s quest in delivering essential services, such as basic daily needs to all Namibians in all corners of the country. It is for this reason that we donated N$25,000 to Ms. Igenensia Hange. This donation is to ensure that her triplets are well fed every month till they’re one year old and ready to walk,” said Molatudi.
Igenensia Hange could not hold back tears, while thanking NCT for their support. She also thanked the Namibian nation at large. “With the support from Namibian Community Trust, I am guaranteed that my triplets will grow up to be healthy babies. I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she said.
Molatudi said the donation was to be split over 12 months and Igenensia would receive N$1,850 every month for basics, such as milk, nappies and baby food for her triplets. NCT also handed over baby clothes, nappies, milk, baby bottles and baby essentials to the value of N$2,500.
CAN chief executive officer Rolf Hansen pointed out that cancer can touch the life of anyone, no matter their race, age, gender, financial or educational background, and thanked the NCT for their generous and ongoing support.
He said the donation would be used to purchase food for cancer patients staying at the House of Acacia in Windhoek West, which provides free accommodation, three nutritional meals a day, clean linen and towels, as well as transport daily to cancer patients receiving treatment in Windhoek.
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