Moravian Church rolls out K4.8m relief project for Malawi floods

The Moravian Church in Malawi, a Pentecostal church, has rolled out a K4.8 million project purported to assist survivors of floods that have rocked most parts of the country.

Rev Mwakibinga (left), handing over some of the relief items to an elderly lady. Pic by Pius Nyondo -- Nyasa Times. (1)

Rev Mwakibinga (left), handing over some of the relief items to an elderly lady. Pic by Pius Nyondo — Nyasa Times.

The church, on Saturday, donated relief items worth hundreds of thousand kwacha including flour, salt, cooking oil and beans to flood victims in Zindi Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in the lakeshore district of Karonga.

Over 199 households have been affected by flooding of the North Rukuru River last December, according to Green Mbaso, Zindi Village Civil Protection Committee (VCPC) vice chairperson.

Moravian Church in Malawi financial controller John Sinyangwe told Nyasa Times that the church had solicited over K4.8 million to aid those that have been affected by floods in the country.

“This is the very first activity of the project,” said Sinyangwe. “We will be rolling out similar projects across the country to reach out to our brethren who’re affected. As a church, we feel like we’ve an obligation to help our friends who are in dire need of help.”

He said the project has been made possible with contributions from Moravian Church Family (MCF) – Netherlands, HMH-Germany and the Board of World Mission (BWM) – USA.

“Our partners, world over have been equally touched by what we’re going through hence the contributions,” he added.

Overseer of the Moravian Church in Malawi Reverend H.R Mwakibinga said that most of their church members, which has its headquarters in Karonga, have been largely affected.

“That’s why we thought of starting here before we filter through the rest of the country,” said Mwakibinga.

Floods in Malawi which began in November last year have displaced thousands of families and caused hundreds of deaths.

 

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5 thoughts on “Moravian Church rolls out K4.8m relief project for Malawi floods”

  1. THANKS FOR THAT AND BEING SMALL IN MALAWI, YOU HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB.WHAT ABOUT BASED EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES CHURCHES LIKE TANZANIA AND KENYA WHERE THE CHURCH IS BIG —— WILL NOT ASSIST YOU ???????

  2. paulo says:

    The floods started affecting people since december, all I read is churches, mosques and foreign nations assisting the vulnerable, bravo, but I read nothing about what the malawian government or seriously rich individuals are doing to help these people, any answers please ? or can I assume the government or seriously rich dont give a rats ass ?

  3. Achimidzimidzi says:

    This is good. Churches should be in the forefront in these situations.
    Well done Moravian Church and thanks a lot.

  4. nyaka1 says:

    Si za a walusungu Mwafulirwa kuba basi kwa DC , these people r not God fearing OPC may you discipline this youngman seems has no manners n a little professionalism, let him know hw to respect society

  5. nyaka1 says:

    It seems this country lacks elders. In the likes of Mwakibinga and Sinyangwe, thanks for embracing us in these hard times

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