A 21-year-old man from Luveve suburb in Bulawayo, who underwent an operation after suffering from Gastrointestinal disease and was forced to use colostomy bags following a diarrhoea outbreak that hit the suburb last year has paid tribute to the well-wishers who came to his rescue.
Some well-wishers and charity organisations offered assistance to Emmanuel Moyo after he appealed for assistance to purchase Colostomy bags that were beyond the reach of his family.
A colostomy bag is a plastic bag that collects faecal matter from the digestive tract through an opening in the abdominal wall called a stoma.
Through the assistance of CITE, Moyo managed to secure a donor who managed to assist him with the colostomy bags.
A Romney Park family linked him with an organization – Zimbabwe Ostomates Support Trust (ZOST) which assisted him until he fully recovered.
Contacted for a comment, his mother Constance Ndlovu confirmed that his son is completely healed.
Meanwhile, the Founder and Managing Director of ZOST, Joseph Muchesa said they were happy to assist Emmanuel.
“I am pleased to announce that ZOST is happy to assist a beneficiary who came through CITE then we managed to put him on the waiver, he was getting the bags from the organization for free until his condition returned to normal,” said Muchesa.
He said those who wish to benefit from the organization can join by paying the joining and administration fees, even though these can be waived through a screening process.
“As ZOST organization for one to benefit, they need to be a member first by joining the organization and pay the once-off joining fee and the administration fees. It is not everyone who pays, those who cannot afford to go through a screening process, if they qualify to be exempted, they are put on a waiver,” said Muchesa.