With the help of several donors, ZANE has been delivering parcels that contain food and coronavirus protection kits – these have had a huge impact on the wellbeing of some of our beneficiaries as you can see from the report from our Zimbabwe teams:
We delivered to one group in a local home who were all very happy with our normal veg deliveries. The two who worried me were Mim and John.
Mim looked weak and exhausted. We have encouraged her often to see a doctor, saying we will pay for this, so hopefully she does do that soon.
John looked sad and ‘finished’. He wouldn’t let us into his room but I could see from the door that it was dishevelled, dirty, and totally cluttered.
Denise received her last delivery from us as well as the food and PPE boxes. She was, of course, delighted with it all and as always was gracious and sweet with her comments.
She knew we were soon to be stopping our food deliveries and her response was:
“That is fine. I have been so beautifully and kindly looked after by you for so long. I feel supported and not alone, I feel I can always turn to you if and when I need it, and that makes me feel safe”.
So nice to hear that from someone.
Gill, mentioned in my last report, is requiring much attention and assistance from us. We had arranged for a doctor to do a home visit and following that, we have been trying to make all the required arrangements for Gill to have explorative medical procedures next week.
He suspects several of her discs are crumbling, resulting in enormous pain and almost total immobility. We will see what happens next week but it seems certain much expensive intervention is urgent.
If not done, there is great risk that Gill will develop more bedsores. They have already started to occur which could cause a problem if not dealt with as soon as possible.
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