NGO donates K1.2m relief items to Chiradzulu communities

Centre for Alternatives for Victimised Women and Children (Cavwoc) on Saturday donated relief items worth K1.2 million to 150 households affected by Cyclone Idai in traditional authorities (T/As) Kadewere and Nkalo in Chiradzulu District.

Speaking during the main event at group village head Kadewere in Senior Chief Kadewere’s area, Cavwoc programmes manager Thokozani Chimasula said although the cyclone hit the area early this year, the effects are still being felt; hence, the donation to lessen the people’s suffering.

Chimasula (in spectacles) and some of the beneficiaries show off the items

“We work with women farmers; we have women forums and coalition of women farmers. We also involve T/As and other traditional leaders in the area to identify the beneficiaries,” she said.

In his remarks, Senior Chief Kadewere thanked Cavwoc for the gesture.

“Cavwoc has shown a human heart. This donation will ensure that the affected families start living normal lives.

“People in this area are facing many challenges. They lost seeds which they kept to plant during this season. Therefore, the donation is timely,” he said.

One of the beneficiaries, ElestinaLipochere said the items will help her manage her household better.

The donation, which was made under the Local Rights Programme funded by ActionAid Malawi, included one 20-litre bucket, one unit of plates, one unit of cups and maize flour per household.

This year, about 14 districts in the country were affected by Cyclone Idai which washed away  crops and destroyed houses.

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