Cyclone Idai

Completed Project – 2019

Cyclone Idai hit in March 2019, causing devastation and destruction to Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the areas of Chimanimani and Chipinge districts were hit the hardest, with 1,600 households immediately affected (up to 9,600 people), according to ACAPS.*

Heavy flooding caused damage to sanitation facilities and contaminated wells and boreholes, leaving survivors at risk of contracting deadly waterborne diseases, such as cholera. The need for clean water was urgent.

With your help, and in partnership with Global Aid Network (GAiN) USA (now Unto), we have been able to distribute 500 water filters and buckets to 2,500 people in need of safe water in Chimanimani, Eastern Zimbabwe.

On April 25, local partners on the ground left Harare, Zimbabwe, about six hours away, to distribute the supplies in Chimanimani. They went to three different locations, about 90 km from the Chimanimani centre, accessing hard-to-reach communities by passing through difficult and dangerous roads.

In addition to meeting the physical need of clean water, the team helped meet the spiritual needs of the people by building relationships with local churches.

Thank you for helping provide one of the most basic needs. Because of your care and generosity, five hundred families affected by the floods now have access to safe drinking water.