As organizations continue responding to the Tropical Cyclone Freddy, the Brethren in Christ Church (BICC) on Thursday distributed relief food and nonfood items to 500 households in Traditional Authority Njema in Mulanje District.
The church distributed 50 kilogram bag of maize flour per household, 5 kilograms of beans, 2 litre bottle of cooking oil, 1 kilogram salt and tarpaulins for rebuilding.
Bishop Francis Kamoto of BICC in Malawi told Zodiak Online that the church was greatly touched with pictures, video and audio clips of the disaster and they decided to mobilize resources and support some affected households.
“We asked for support from our partner, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), an international organization and they responded positively to our request and here we are with this donation,” said Bishop Kamoto.
He believes the donation will push them for some days.
MCC Representative for Zambia and Malawi Sisay Yasu said the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) directed them to Mulanje, specifically Nanchidwa area which was heavily damaged by the Cyclone.
Chairperson of Njema Area Civil Protection Committee Gavenet Goodson told Zodiak Online that more support has been coming to the area but since the impact of the cyclone was so huge, continued support towards the affected households is need.
According to Bishop Kamoto, the value of donation is K40 million Kwacha.
He said similar donations were made to disaster affected people in Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba districts.