A Malawian based in the United States of America, Annie Nkosi, recently donated a K9.6 million three-bedroom house and sofa set to six orphans at Zolozolo Township in Mzuzu.
The children lost their mother in 2008 and father in 2014. Since then they have been fending for themselves.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of the house, Jean Nkosi on behalf of her sister, said Annie was touched when she saw pictures of the orphans hence felt it necessary to build a better shelter which they can call a home.
Annie came across a picture of the orphans standing next to their hut which looked not to be secured at all. The pictures had been posted on Holly Trinity Ministries WhatsApp Forum. She immediately started inquiring for more information about the children.
“Annie was touched by picture of the hut and the children so much that she decided to do something to make a difference in the children’s lives. She then decided to build a small but safe house for them for the children’s security,” said Nkosi.
A founder of Holly Trinity Ministries, Prophetess Miriam Phiri, said she through the ministry started supporting the children sometime back but was unable to build a better home for them.
“It was when we started uploading pictures of the children on our forum seeking help from well-wishers to assist the children that Annie came to know about the children.
Fortunately, Annie devoted to build a house for the children. We are happy that what we wanted has been fulfilled but the children still need support in form of food and clothes among others,” Phiri said.
Phiri then urged people to hold hands and continue their endless support to the children.
Malia Newa, 20, who is the first born in the family serves as a parent of the other children with the youngest aged 5. Newa thanked Annie for the kind gesture.
She said life was hard as they didn’t have safe shelter to live in neither did they have food as they rely on well-wishers’ support and begging. At times, mainly during the rainy season, they fetch mushroom to find money.
“It’s like I am dreaming and excited for the house, May God continue blessing her Annie. We were sleeping in a small house which one of the faith leaders built for us,” Newa said.