In response to the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Cyclone Anna which hit southern Malawi in early January this year Malawi Scotland Partnership member organization Umodzi Youth Organization (UYO) bailed out 120 households with items worth 4 million kwacha ($5000).
The relief items donated households at Sekeni Camp in Chikwawa district included public unit and house unit tents, maize flour, cooking oil, soya meat, salt; plastic buckets, plates and cups.
Speaking during an interview after donating the relief items at Sekeni Camp in Group Village Ngabu, Chikwawa district, UYO Project Manager Memory Pondeponde said the humanitarian assistance was part of the flood relief program, as they are also planning on reconstructing the damaged houses once the victims are relocated to their respective areas.
“Should funds permit, we should be able to rebuild the victims’ damaged houses soon after the rainy season in April, “said Pondeponde.
On his part Group Village Headwomen (GVH) Ngabu also hailed Umodzi for its timely support to the flood victims, saying the assistance would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the flood victims at the camp.
“Tonight, we are going to sleep comfortably as children will be separated from adults and when we wake up in the morning these children will be to eat porridge with flour which Umodzi and its partners have donated to us,” said Ngabu.
One of the beneficiaries, Phyness Nthengani from G.V.H Ngabu hailed Umodzi for the donation, saying it came at a time when she had no food left for the family at the camp.
The Disaster Relief Support items donated were made possible with funding from Lee Ann Bartran and her friends based in Denver, Colorado USA.