Herbal remedy company helps charities with cash and hope

Namhla Tshisela

Namhla Tshisela

Four non-profit organisations from Pretoria are now stronger, thanks to a gift from Immunadue Herbals, a manufacturer of natural supplements.

The company handed over a total of R260000 to St Peter's Clinic, Dorandia Home, Timios Home and the Charis Humanitarian Church on Sunday last week.

Stephens Moima, a spokesman for Immunadue Herbals, said the organisations were chosen because of the value of their contribution to the community and its needs.

"These organisations need as much help as they can get to continue their work with the poor, abused, ill and hungry," said Moima.

Moima said Immunadue Herbals had committed itself to improving the lives of underprivileged communities and would contribute to other organisations and development projects.

St Peter's Clinic, which provides home-based care and counselling to people living with HIV-Aids and those suffering from diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes, received R50000.

Florah Mokonyama, an HIV counsellor at the clinic, said St Peter's had struggled to give support and reach the 100 people visited and looked after every month.

"We're grateful to Immunadue for being Good Samaritans and opening their hearts to us," said Mokonyama.

She said the clinic would use the donation for food parcels for orphans and people living with HIV-Aids.

The Timios Home for abandoned children, which has branches nationwide, received R59000.

The Charis Humanitarian Church, which runs outreach programmes and helps the homeless and survivors of all forms of abuse, benefitted from a R101000 donation from the company.

Dorandia Home for orphans and abused children got R50000.

Founded in 2005, Immunadue Herbals sells natural products for the alleviation of stress-related illnesses, high blood pressure, and diabetes, and markets vitamins and mineral supplements.