If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s the generosity of Tafta’s amazing friends and supporters!
A huge thank you to everyone who chipped in recently to ensure needy elders receive good, healthy meals every day . . . as well as warm clothing and blankets, and badly needed toiletry items such as body wash, aqueous cream and toilet paper.
So far, 2018 has been a tough year, with several fuel price hikes pushing up the price of everything from public transport to basic groceries. Whilst many people are feeling the pinch, pensioners who are reliant on a small, fixed income are particularly hard hit.
During February, the estimated cost of a monthly shopping basket of food for one person was R600 – over one-third of the Old Age Pension. Add accommodation, utilities, transport, medical and hygiene care, and it’s frighteningly clear that without Tafta, many elderly people would face severe deprivation.
And without you – our generous supporters – Tafta would be hard pressed to respond to their needs! So thank you, again, for you kindness and willingness to reach out to older people in need.