Thousands of villagers in Mutoko yesterday were given United States dollars to help them fight hunger during this season.
The villagers received the money under a programme called the Lean Season Assistance (LSA). The programme is being sponsored by the World Food Programme, USAID and United Kingdom’s DFID while the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) are the coordinators. NewsDay reports that 32 189 villagers from 19 wards were each given US$9 to buy food. About 4 100 beneficiaries were children under the age of five years who were also given Super Cereal, a nutritious porridge.