A Zimbabwean family based in New York, USA, says it was touched by a story that aired on Studio 7 profiling challenges faced by Anna Lungisani, a 36 year-old disabled and HIV positive woman, who is struggling to survive in one of Harare’s high density surburbs, Epworth.
Veronica and Bernard Domingo say they shed tears after listening to the report which chronicled how Anna, who currently blind due to her HIV status and is failing to access treatment as her family, is very poor.
The Domingos say they would like their donation to buy blankets and food and pay transport fare to help Anna to go for treatment.
Veronica and Bernard Domingo say they are just ordinary Zimbabweans, who do not have much themselves, but felt moved by the story to take action. Mrs. Domingo is currently studying to be a nurse while her husband runs a lawn-mowing business.
Mr Bernard Domingo and Mrs Veronica Domingo
“We do not have much ourselves but we decided to give a little of what we currently have to assist Anna to access treatment and have some blankets to keep her warm during winter which is coming soon,” said Mrs. Domingo.
“I saw my wife shedding tears after listening to the story on Studio 7 on Anna and the next day I called her from work and we both decided that we were going to make a donation no matter how small but we would do something and I hope to take this matter to my local church to see if others can also chip into the campaign to help this lady and her family. We thank Safari Njema for covering this story and we hope that Studio 7 will continue to cover such stories in the future,” said Mr. Domingo.
Anna Lungisani is widowed and stays with her father and is being assisted to look after her by an aunt who lives nearby and her 12 year-old sister when she is not attending school.