Korean agency helps Habitat build houses in Chikwawa

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) has given Habitat for Humanity Malawi  $57.42 (about K45 million) for the construction of 140 houses for people who were displaced by floods in Chikwawa.

The project will benefit communities in group village head Chabuka in Traditional Authority Lundu.

Habitat for Humanity officials verify a woman’s name on the list of beneficiaries

Speaking after visiting Chabuka Evacuation Camp on Sunday, Koica development cooperation officer based in Mozambique, Shin Mihye said she was impressed with the commitment by their Malawian counterparts in assisting people displaced by Cyclone Idai.

“My visit to Malawi has taught me a lot on how Malawians are improving their resilience after the devastating floods,” she said.

Earlier, an official from Habitat for Humanity Korea, Jae Yeon Jo, said he was happy with the work of their Malawian counterpart in response to the disasters.

“You are doing commendable work in helping the affected people,” he said.

On his part, Habitat for Humanity Malawi construction specialist Francis Sande hailed Koica for the assistance to his organisation to help in disasters.

He appealed to other well-wishers to emulate the gesture.

Chabuka Evacuation Camp had 487 households (2 435) individuals.

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