Muslim Youths Spend K30 Million in Ana Response
The Muslim Youth United (MYU) on Saturday and Sunday supported 1351 households in Mulanje and Mangochi that were severely affected by the Tropical Cyclone Ana two weeks ago.
The beneficiaries, according to Head of MYU Imran Lali, are both Muslims and non-Muslims and in Mulanje.
The organization donated to 350 households from Traditional Authorities Juma and Mthiramanja while in Mangochi, they have targeted 1001 families in T/A Jalasi.
Each household received 15 Kg maize flour, beans 3 kilograms, rice 3 kilograms, soap, soya pieces, maize seed for replanting, sugar, salt and one roll of black sheeting for roofing.
Lali told Zodiak Online that it is a tradition of Muslim youths to take part in assisting vulnerable people and the Cyclone Ana survivors are no longer exception.
“One of our visions is to create service-oriented leaders and we see it fit to move in and support needy people and not just sit idle and wait for handouts hence responding to this disaster,” said Lali.
Fatima Mimu from Mwasa village in T/A Mthiramanja told Zodiak Online that floods from Thuchira River washed away crops such as maize, cassava and pigeon peas from her garden.
“We are very much thankful to these youths for their support and to say the truth, if government and organizations do not support us especially with food relief, we will die with hunger,” said Mimu.
He said the two districts are in the first phase and some more districts will be targeted in the next phases.
According to Lali, the organization has spent K30 million in this first phase.