IMPALA Car Rental (Impala) has, through the Albert Dondo Foundation, donated money and groceries for the upkeep and medical requirements for a 12-year-old Mt Darwin girl, Sharon Chirata who was burnt in an inferno in 2013.
Sharon suffered severe burns that led to her developing contractures which needed money for her to undergo a corrective surgery.
The car rental company yesterday also paid an outstanding bill at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin before pledging to play their part for a plastic surgery recommended by the doctors.
Mr Peter Chirata, who is Sharon’s father, said they were grateful to the organisation and all those who supported them.
I am just an ordinary person who does not have money to pay for the medical bills, I was struggling to put food on the table because the family was getting big. Sharon’s condition was even worrying me because there was no money to pay for her operation, I want to thank Impala for their gesture and all those who came on board to support us,” he said.
He said even though there were told that she would need plastic surgery, it was encouraging to have companies like Impala coming on board to assist.
Shilla Marimo who is the mother of Sharon said she had already dropped out of school after suffering humiliating stigma from her schoolmates.
“Sharon dropped out of school because schoolmates were laughing at her but we want to thank Impala for their kind gesture and all those who came on board,” she said.
Impala marketing manager Tracy Ngoma said the organisation was touched by the plight of the two sisters and would do their best to assist them.
“We were touched by the plight of these two sisters and as an organisation we said we would assist them on medical bills and today we brought some groceries for them,” she said.
She so far Impala through the foundation has been assisting 65 children and will add the two to make them 67.