Local fashion label Pusha Ntwana founder Alex Kumirai claims he saw a vision during prayer that gave him courage to give back to the community.
In paying allegiance to the supernatural he prays to, Alex, who also runs the Pusha Ntwana Modelling Agency has since started an initiative of giving back to the community through starting a non-profit orphan care organisation.
The main aim of the organisation is to donate food, clothes and blankets to orphanages in Bulawayo and its surroundings.
“I saw a vision when I was praying in 2020 and a voice told me to give back to the community especially to orphanages.
“Children who stay at orphanages are struggling especially during this season of the year (winter) because they don’t have enough warm clothes. I took it upon myself to be responsible and stretch my hand to make sure they are well taken care of,” said Alex.
If it had not been of his mother retiring to the grave while he was still young, Alex couldn’t have developed such a humane heart.
“Every day we see struggling children but most times we turn a blind eye. To be frank, what inspired me to come up with this initiative is the passing on of my mother while I was a teenager.
“I experienced how hard it is to grow up without parents and I had to take care of my little brother who was still at primary school when mom left us. This made me understand what orphans go through each day,” said Alex.
As the initiative was still at its infancy, Alex said: “So far, I have been having individuals (especially models) that are ready to walk with me in this journey. The first donations will be held in July.
“This vision will help the lives of many children across Bulawayo and we hope to make it a nationwide benefaction that is if we get the right sponsors.
“Those who have a willing heart to give to the orphans are also welcome in injecting anything that might help the underprivileged,” he said.