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Sometimes a little help makes all the difference between despair and hope ...

Just because she’s 83 years old and living on a state pension, doesn’t mean that Ms M is ready to give up her independence.


This feisty elder has no family of her own. So she shares a home with a friend to make the rent more affordable. And she earns a bit extra by working as a car guard at a nearby shopping mall.

But, all that came to an end during the National Lockdown. And, without those few extra rands, Mrs M was struggling to buy essential groceries.


Add to that the heightened risk to her if she becomes infected with the Corona virus, and you’ll understand why we needed to step in and help.

Mrs M was immediately added to the list of needy pensioners who receive Tafta’s Meals on Wheels. These ready cooked meals are delivered right to her door, while maintaining strict hygiene and social distancing protocols. Mrs M can’t afford to pay for her meals, but we deliver them anyway. We can’t just stand by and do nothing while a vulnerable elder goes without.

And I’m counting on you feeling the same way.

Because it’s your donations that enable Tafta to deliver Meals on Wheels to elders like Ms M – whether or not they can afford to pay for them.

It costs us just R40 to deliver a nutritious two course meal to Ms M’s door. But multiply that by the 2 000 meals we provide every month and it adds up to a massive R80 000 to keep this service going.

That’s why I have to turn to friends like you for help. Please consider making a donation of R200 now to cover a week’s worth of Meals on Wheels for one elder.

If you can donate R800, you’ll ensure that someone like Ms M can count on a nutritious meal every weekday for a whole month! You can imagine what that means to someone who’s struggling to make ends meet.

One day, you or someone you love may also be old and in need of a little help and kindness. Please keep Meals on Wheels going today, and tomorrow. Thank you for caring!

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The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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