Chinotimba Old People’s Home in Victoria Falls is seeking well-wishers’ support in the renovations of some facilities, provision of medical services and construction of the matron’s quarters.

Home to 15 old people from different countries including Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi, Chinotimba has made a passionate plea for well-wishers’ support in completion of renovation works and the construction of matron’s quarters.

Chinotimba Association of Destitutes and the Aged (CHADA) Chairperson, Mr Goodbye Chikwengeya said access of health services for the elderly remains a major challenge and highlighted the organisation’s desire to have a matron at the centre to look after the old people.

Gogo Esther Mpofu, who joined the centre a few years ago, said she is grateful for the support that the institution has received over the years particularly from the tourism players in the resort town but appealed for more food stuffs and access to better health services.

Some well-wishers were able to facilitate the installation of a 5000 litre water tank at the centre, while the Office of the President and Cabinet also donated chairs which are being used by the residents.

One of the employees at the centre, Rebecca Msimanga said apart from getting assistance from the donors, the organisation has on its part been instrumental in coming up with some income generating projects including a vegetable garden.

Registered in 1979, the centre has the capacity to accommodate 48 people and depends on well-wishers and the government for assistance.