By Thokozani Buleya
Seventh Day Adventist women’s group in Zomba district has donated relief items worth K3 million to people who were affected by flooding brought by Cyclone Idai.
200 households from Mbalu village in Traditional Authority Mwambo have benefited from the relief items.
Cyclone Idai, killed at least 60 people and displaced thousands in Malawi earlier in March.
Leader for the grouping Lucy Joshua said they believe that the best way of spreading the gospel is by donating such items to people who are hopeless.
She stressed that many people who were affected by heavy rains and floods are destitute because they lost almost everything they had.
“We have offered these relief items following what our fellow Malawians faced during the floods, they lost their maize, I can say everything they had was damaged that is why we thought it wise to donate these items,” Joshua said.
In his remarks, Village Headman Mbalu expressed his gratitude saying many people had lost a lot of property during the floods and that the items will help to sustain their lives.
One of the beneficiaries, Emmanuel Mapira from Linyama village commended the women for the donation saying they lost everything during the floods.
“I received two trousers, a bag of maize, a pair of shoes just to mention a few, I am really humbled,” Mapira said.
Some of the items that were distributed to the flood victims include; maize, soap, blankets, clothes and beans among others.