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All-Souls Mission orphanage falls on hard times

All-Soul’s Children’s Home in Mutoko has fallen on hard times with the staff reportedly going unpaid for over a year, jeopardising the welfare of the orphans sheltered there.

BY Jairos Saunyama

The orphanage, one of the biggest in Mashonaland East Province, houses 26 orphans and, according to authorities, there is need for government intervention to save the home from total collapse.

Speaking to NewsDay on the sidelines of the institution’s annual fundraising event, All-Souls Mission priest Father Gabriel Mberi appealed to government and other stakeholders to chip in and address the problem at the home.

“We are running the orphanage under difficult conditions. I appeal to the government to assist us in any kind. The staff that takes care of the children has gone for a year now without salaries. We have only eight caregivers, but we are struggling to pay them,” Mberi said.

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