My name is Noeline Toronga and l am married to Luca Toronga. We've been married for 26 years and we have 3 children. My son Luca Joseph, my daughters Megan Rose and Iman-Felicia. We are from Zimbabwe and we are part of the International Church Of Christ - Harare.
I am a medical laboratory scientist and work for Premier Services Medical Investments (PSMI) Clinical Laboratories. My husband is a graphic designer by profession and is self-employed.
As parents, we work very hard and do all we can to ensure our children have a good enough education and that there is food on the table. However, in all of our efforts, it would seem the situation in Zimbabwe makes this rather difficult. For some years now, I've had a steady stream of income but since August 2022 to date, (6 months) I have not gotten paid and this has had a huge impact on our day-to-day survival including putting food on the table and paying the bills. The economic situation has also affected my husband in that he delivers services and at times does not get paid for the work he'll have done.
Zimbabwe gets more and more difficult with each passing day. Keeping up with the price hikes is a race all of its own. We are barely managing to put food on the table. Our ultimate desire, and hope, would be to at least have enough money for food, payment of electricity, water, and rates bills for the month.
As we continue working hard to put food on the table and pay the bills, we are asking for subsistence which I know would help immensely. We know for certain the children would be very grateful and encouraged to at least enjoy a full complete meal which they haven't done in a while.