Kalibu Kwa Yesu Ministries, a non-profit organization which also run Kalibu Academy on Saturday donated assorted items to 846 flood victims in Phalombe district.
The ministry’s administrator, who is also headteacher for the academy, Paisley Mavutula said the exercise is aimed at reaching out to the victims following calls by President Peter Mutharika to help disaster victims.
“We have set aside K10 million for the exercise which we started last month in the Shire Valley. Now we are in Phalombe, but we are extending it to as far as Machinga, Zomba, Thyolo and Mulanje so that we can reach out to many victims who lack food and shelter since their crops were washed away by the floods. This is part of our charity activities that we do including assisting the elderly by constructing them houses,” Mavutula said.
According to the administrator, the ministry sourced the funds from within the country through assistance from their director Pastor Michael Howard, well-wishers and students at the Academy who conducted some activities to raise funds.
Beneficiaries received maize flour and groceries comprising sugar, soya pieces, soap and salt.
One beneficiary, Lydia Emmanuelo from Mphepo Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaduya said the situation is bad as they lack not only food, but other necessities.
She, however, said she needs support to recover from the incident and start afresh.
Estere Khumbuya from Ali Nasah village in the area of T/A Mkhumba said the relief items gives her hope with her children.
“I lost everything in the house, crops and livestock. The situation is not all good because we survive on well-wisher’s courtesy. We thank Kalibu Academy because today my kids will have something to eat,” Khumbuya said.
About 14 districts from the Southern Region were last month affected by floods that killed 60 people and displaced thousands others.
Meanwhile the displaced people are kept in several camps set across the region where the situation is not conducive for them.