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.
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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