CBISDO is a community based organisation based in one of the low-income ‘woredas’ of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of the programmes that they run is to provide a daily meal for 200+ local elderly residents who live alone, have no means of income, and have no family nearby to support them.
Many of these elderlies are mobile enough to be able to walk to the day centre, where they enjoy a good meal as well as friendship and fellowship with the other attendees. But for those who are unable to walk to the centre, the meal is delivered to them by volunteers. These volunteers make up the ‘meals on foot’ brigade, and a valuable part of the team that provides this lifeline of a service.