The outreach project continues to make a difference in the lives of those living in the streets of Pietermaritzburg. The beneficiaries of Khayalethu come on Mondays and Wednesdays every week for washing and bathing and receive a meal at one of our shelters in Pine Street.
The Washing and Bathing Mentor, Blessing Zondi said he is happy to see an increase in the number of beneficiaries who are making use of the program. “The number of our beneficiaries has increased and we had a beautiful session today. We had an opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas with our beneficiaries and this is an indication that we are going somewhere as an organisation”, said Zondi.
Phukz Zua, who is one of the beneficiaries of Washing and Bathing said, if it was not for programs like this his life would be worse than what it is now.” I cannot imagine my life without this centre. This is where I find hope and courage to change my life and reunite with my family one day. We get to sit with people we know and who cares and loves us”.
Another beneficiary, Phaki Mmeli said, he loves the program and hope to have one of his own one day. “I would also love to have my own organisation similar to this one, so that I can have a good influence in the life of others. We find peace here since we pray and share the word of God. I am sure that our lives will change for the better one day. We get the opportunity to bath and wash our clothes in this centre. I am so clean that you cannot even tell that I live on the street”, said Mmeli.