Airtel Malawi has handed over K10 million to the Malawi Red Cross Society to assist in the resettlement of over 2,000 people displaced by the floods due to the heavy rains which have been pouring for the past week.
Presenting the cheque, Airtel Malawi Social Responsibility Program and Public Relations Manager, Norah Chavula said :”We decided to to come here and donate this cash to MRCS following the tragic floods that have hit some districts of the country.Airtel has provided some relief to the affected communities by donating MK 10 Million to the Red Cross Society of Malawi and reopening their Airtel Money ‘Ndife Amodzi’ 140 donation hot line.” S
Chavula said Airtel believe that the donation that they have made will enable the MRCS to provide emergency shelter, blankets, food items, cooking kits and sanitation materials to the over 2,000 affected households in the hardest hit districts of Salima, Lilongwe and Ntcheu.
Norah Chavula-Chirwa added : “Airtel was concerned by the loss of life and property in the affected areas. We hope that through our donation, Red Cross, will bring some comfort, and will help the affected families and communities rebuild their lives.”
She also called on Airtel subscribers to donate towards the efforts being undertaken by Red Cross, DODMA and other relief organizations.
“Now is the time for solidarity and any donation can make a difference to the affected communities. Airtel Money customers can hence donate any amount by accessing selecting ‘Pay Bill’; Option 7 ‘Other’ and on Nickname, type ‘ndifeamodzi’ with the Reference ‘140’.
Receiving the donation, Red Cross’ Head of Health programs, Gloria Kunyenga hailed Airtel for being the first corporate responder.
“Airtel’s swift response has come at the most critical phase in disaster relief. This donation will help people access basic needs, and contain diseases in displacement camps. Such a donation will go a long way in ending the suffering of the victims.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :