Today we received a donation of 1000 metric tons of rice from World Vision Taiwan, through their offices in Eswatini. The total value of the rice is US$1 336 000 which is equivalent to E20 574 400.00. The consignment will reach 33 334 beneficiaries from 6 667 households, and is expected to last for three months.
In another development, the Republic of Serbia also donated food commodities, including 400X25kg bags of flour, 12 496X400g of dough/pasta, 100X50kg packs of salt, 5 000X1kg bags of sugar and 9 999X 1 litre cooking oil. Total value of the donation is EUR 22 908,95 equivalent to E381 663.11. The food commodities will benefit the most vulnerable people in the country, including orphans and vulnerable children from fifteen constituencies, mainly Lubombo and Shiselweni. The food commodities will reach about 24 000 people from 4 000 households.
Handing over the donations on behalf of World Vision was Country Director, Ms. Tinah Makunda, His Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Goran Vujicic made the donation of food commodities, whilst His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masuku received the donation on behalf of Government.