JB Foundation donates relief items to Malawi flood victims

The Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) on Thursday, January 15, 2015, donated assorted relief items to tens of households in Chilobwe Township in Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre.

Sumaili: Donations from Joyce Banda Foundation International

Sumaili: Donations from Joyce Banda Foundation International

Sumaili and Group Village Headman Chilobwe in a symbolic handover of the donation as YOMODE members and some of the victims look on

Sumaili and Group Village Headman Chilobwe in a symbolic handover of the donation as YOMODE members and some of the victims look on

The vehicle carrying JBFI and YOMODE officials arrive in Chilobwe

The vehicle carrying JBFI and YOMODE officials arrive in Chilobwe

Property and houses worthy millions of Kwacha and lives have been lost there and other parts of the country due to heavy flooding.

Wyson Sumaili, National Director for Youth Movement in Development (YOMODE), a JBFI youth empowerment wing, said the donation followed a directive by JBFI Founder, Joyce Banda, that relief items be immediately dispatched to the area to alleviate the suffering of the people.

The donation is worth MK1 million, according to Sumaili.

“We’re aware that this donation may not be enough to completely lessen the suffering of the victims here. However, we feel that this donation will go a long way to curbing the worsening humanitarian situation here,” Sumaili said, adding JBFI’s donation is primarily a response to the request by Government for relief assistance from local and international well-wishers.

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday declared the country a State of Disaster. Close to 50 people are confirmed dead due to heavy flooding that had been caused by persistent rainfall. Many others are unaccounted for.

Group Village Headman Chilobwe described the JBFI donation as “timely”, saying the situation in the township is “a desperate one”.

“We wish to thank the Joyce Banda Foundation for their prompt assistance. When the President (Peter Mutharika) declared a State of Disaster, it is JBFI that has been among the very first organizations to come to the people’s rescue,” said the traditional leader.

The Joyce Banda Foundation was founded in 1997 by former President of the Republic of Malawi, Banda. It was established with the core objective of assisting the marginalized of the society.

In her message to the victims of the disaster released on Wednesday, the former President said she was “deeply saddened by the extent of damage to property and loss of lives due to the heavy flooding.”

Banda encouraged all Malawians to unite in helping the victims of this disaster “without regard to political, religious, tribal and racial extraction”.

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31 thoughts on “JB Foundation donates relief items to Malawi flood victims”

  1. Mayi wazero inu pakana ifa tili nanu athandizeni azathuwo ife kuno ku nkhatabay mulungu watikondela koma azathu akuvutika athandizeni

  2. john says:

    Amayi tikuyamika pitilizani ntchito yanu ya umayi.Dziko lino likufunika mtsogoleri monga Joyce Banda.

  3. Rift Valley says:

    This is just giving back to Malawi what is Malawi’s. It is part of the K20b cash-gate, K75m nac-gate and a little from jet-gate. No need to blow own trumpet.

  4. fisi says says:

    That’s JB always caring we really appreciate dear mama whether Malawi or us ur always there to help keep up the good work

  5. Mbuzi says:

    Bweza za cash gate .

  6. Alungwana says:

    A Bwinchombe kupepela, wakuuzani ndani kuti JB wathawa? Aleka kuthawa mbwiyanu kamanoyo

  7. bambo says:

    chitsanzo chabwino chimenechi

  8. Namalila says:

    Keep BLESSED

  9. Kirininti Yowehiwana says:

    Eya eya eya koma pamenepo. Ine mai uyu amandiwaza zedi. Zathu za cashgate zayamba kubwezedwa. Nonse okhuzidwa ndi cashgate mutengele chitsanzo chabwino cha mai.

  10. Bwinchombe says:

    Zaziii. Tsopano wathawamo chani m’dziko lake lomwe?

  11. saxkson says:

    Atsogoleri otere ndi amene tikuwafuna mdziko lino lamalawi enanu tengeranipo chitsanzo chabwino chotere Amai pitirizani khalidye lokoma chotere .May almighty God bless you.

  12. Agnes says:

    Koma zoona azibambo 12 kujambulitsa ndi matumba awiri (who knows what) on Camera under JB International. What kind of assistance really expect pablicity. Kiss My Assistant!!

  13. atate says:

    Please donate also electricity. Mama JB mutangochoka Ife basi ndi mdima

  14. che baluti says:

    One million mpaka mu nyuzi? Ya chani, de whole mum who z in us for months donating 1 million? Dis z my tuition fee, thandizani zeni zeni .

  15. mtila zomba says:

    Mukubweza zomwe munaba za ndege zija.mubwezenso chimanga munatibera nkumati chaola chija.

  16. Bob Phiri says:

    We should thank APM for allowing JBF to make the donation. During her time, JB refused APM to donate food items to prison where prisoners were dying of starvation. Can you see the difference? APM is a true leader.

  17. koma says:

    Giving bak wat they stole mxiuuu u stole enough to build new homes for those that hv lost their homes

  18. Kamweza says:

    Thanks for giving back to the people.

  19. winston chigulu says:

    Good to our beloved malawians

  20. Shamwari Dzowa says:

    A ku Makhanganso ku Nsanje muwaganizile chifukwa zinthu zavuta kwambiri kumeneko

  21. achims says:

    Mai JB,ndi munthu wachikondi,komaso wa chifundo.Mwaonatu momwe wapangira.Nanga akanakhala kuti akutiramulira,bweza pano zinthu ziri pati? Nanga enanu muthandizapo chiani?

  22. WAKALE says:

    MAYI MULUNGU AKUDALITSENI NDINSO AWOMNJEZELE PACHOKA ZIMENEZI

  23. [email protected] says:

    God bless you mum

  24. [email protected] says:

    God bless you Mama

  25. Thanks mama, ngakhale tonse tikudziwa kuti ndi zathu zomwe zija ( za ndege ndi chimanga)

  26. opportunist says:

    This is mum now .God bless u

  27. ras ray harawa says:

    Keep up thé good works Mama. You are à blessing to the nation.

  28. imraan Sidik says:

    This is what makes Joyce Banda unique and separates her from some of these so called politicians.

  29. nyaphaphi says:

    The bible teaches us that when the left hand gives something dzanja la ku manja lisadziwe …mulungu amadana ndi showbiz. .mukatero bible limati azakuchitani reward mulungu wa mwamba paneme anthu adzakuyamikani naomba mmanja pa chifukwa za tchito zanu za bwino dziwani kuti mphoto yanu mwalandiliratu

  30. chikufunika apart chonde thandizolo lipite kwa mene avutikawo osati lingo tchukapo apa chifukwa a MALAWI. limachuluka ndi dyela kupanda chifundo utchisi. tikuonani Kaso argument ali paining.

  31. Akulisinga says:

    thank you so much amai. inu ndi inu basi

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