The Sisters of the Congregation of Daughters of Wisdom distributed maize flour and other food items to those affected by hunger in various parts of Zomba diocese and other districts in the country.
Explaining why this gesture, Sister Mary Chimalizeni, Pprovincial Superior of the Daughters of Wisdom Congregation in Malawi said, "This is one way of showing God's mercy as we all know that the Catholic Church is in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In addition to that, we as members of the Montfortian family worldwide, are celebrating 300 years since our founder St Louis Montfort who loved the poor, died and entered into heaven. We are here share with the elderly the little we have as a congregation."
The congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom has already assisted vulnerable people in the areas like Nguludi in Chiradzulu, Ntepuwa in Mulanje,Mwanga in Phalombe, Matiya, Sitima and Chipini in Zomba.
Expressing her gratefulness to the Catholic's gesture of charity, one of the beneficiaries, Edna Isaac said, "I very much thank the sister for thinking of us and bringing this help, people here are suffering as this year the rains were not that good."
Sr Mary said that this is only phase one, and if things go well, there are other phases to follow in months to come. The Daughters of Wisdom, are found in the Archdiocese of Blantyre and Zomba Diocese. They were co-founded by St Louis de Montfort and Marie Louise Trichet in the 18th century in France, but came to Malawi in 1903 to support the first evangelisation mission of the Montfort Fathers who came to the country in 2001.