EKUPHUMULENI Geriatric Nursing Home on Friday received a $3 200 donation from MBCA Ltd to boost their food security.
Ekuphumuleni administrator Sibusisiwe Khumalo said the money would help them overcome food shortages besetting the institution.
“We thank them very much. They have made us cross over a very big river,” Khumalo said.
She said Ekuphumuleni would use the money to develop an irrigation project, including the acquisition of a booster pump to ensure food security at the home.
MBCA managing director Charity Jinya handed over the cheque to Khumalo.
Ekuphumuleni is a convalescence centre for elderly people aged 60 years and above.
It is looking after 43 patients and heavily relies on well-wishers.
To sustain itself, the home has several projects such as on chicken breeding, egg production and market gardening.