The CITW Zambezi team is thrilled to announce our recent partnership with Mummy’s Angels Zimbabwe. Mummy’s Angels is a registered trust based in Victoria Falls, created to provide assistance for expectant and new mothers who have nothing to welcome their babies into the world with.
Over the past few years, this organisation, made up of a small handful of passionate volunteers, has moved mountains for vulnerable mothers with newborns in need. They provide them with a newborn-baby hamper containing as many necessities as possible, to assist the new mother as she prepares to take her baby home.
Since 2018, Mummy’s Angels has assisted some 250-plus mothers and their newborns. With this, the CITW team could not be more grateful that the Mummy’s Angels team has entrusted us to continue their project and take it further into the rural communities where we work on a daily basis – namely the Ngamo Clinic and Kapane Clinic, both located in the rural areas of Tsholotsho outside Hwange National Park.
To date, the CITW team members have met with the nurses and clinic teams at Kapane and Ngamo to discuss the project, and how it will work going forward. Within the first week of our meeting, the nurse at Kapane Clinic was able to assist two vulnerable mothers (one of whom is only 17 years old), who had next to nothing when it came to the bare necessities needed for both of their newborns.
Additionally, the nurse at Ngamo Clinic was able to provide assistance through the Mummy’s Angels hampers to a young lady who was in desperate need of help as she had just given birth to triplets, and like the other two mothers, had very few necessities and clothing for her three newborn babies. With Mummy’s Angels providing over 16 hamper bags as a start for us to distribute, the team and all the nurses at Kapane and Ngamo clinics are excited to continue helping the vulnerable mothers within the rural Tsholotsho area.