SOUTH AFRICA-based music promoter cum preacher, Chenjerai Kangausaru, has initiated projects meant to assist the elderly and youths in his rural home of Hurungwe East constituency during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
Kangausaru said coronavirus affected a number of people’s income and has decided to channel resources towards the support and development of his rural home.
Speaking to H-Metro from Pretoria, Kangausaru said the projects include chicken rearing and gardening.
“I usually do arts promotion to help upcoming musicians and not for profit making. Now that society is fighting Covid-19, I have decided to help my community with income-generating projects such as chicken rearing and gardening among other initiatives as charity begins at home,” he said.
He said his Christian background has inspired him to engage in philanthropic work.
“Embarking on these projects does not mean I have much, no it is just a way of following my heart to share with the needy and give back to my roots. My Christian background has also inspired me to engage in many philanthropic activities. I urge other promoters and well-wishers to help our communities as a lot needs to be done in rural areas if we are serious about fighting the pandemic,” he said.
This is not the first time Kangausaru has been involved in activities to uplift his community.
The Family of God Church pastor has, before, paid school fees for disadvantaged children from Hurungwe, assisted with the building of the Bijester Clinic in the area and recently donated hand sanitisers, face masks and fixed boreholes in the area.
“I understand the problems people are encountering especially during this Covid-19 pandemic period. So as someone who has been involved in these initiatives before I just decided to continue with the helping hand,” he said.
Kangausaru has also donated to Cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts last year.