A destitute family at the Ndama location in the Kavango East Region is moving on from sleeping in makeshift structures, thanks to assistance received.

The family has found it difficult to meet basic needs.  

Fifty-three-year-old Natalia Mbako and her family of nine moved to the outskirts of Rundu's Ndama location a few years ago after leaving Nkurenkuru for greener pastures, so they thought.  

Their pursuit for a better life never materialised, and the family found themselves without a proper shelter while surviving on handouts from community members. 

The family said they walk from house to house asking for water as they have no running tap.

Learning about the struggles of the Mbako family, a local resident, Wilhelmine Mukosho, paid them a visit.

The family used to sleep in these makeshift structures, which were hardly strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions. The situation has now changed for the better following Mukosho's visit. 

Rundu Urban Councillor, Victoria Kauma, says her office and the Constituency Development Committee have attended to some of the destitute families in the constituency. 

She called on the haves to share with the have-nots.

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Elizabeth Mwengo