ADRA Needs K500 Million to Support Cyclone Ana Survivors

The Adventist Development Relief Agency, ADRA says it requires about half a billion kwacha The Adventist Development Relief Agency, ADRA says it requires about half a billion kwacha - pic by Christopher Sande

The Adventist Development Relief Agency, ADRA says it requires about half a billion kwacha to provide relief items to people severely hit by the recent tropical Cyclone Ana in various parts of the country.

Speaking on Tuesday when FDH Bank donated K7 million to ADRA to support 250 affected households in Chikwawa, ADRA Country Director Pastor Dennis Matekenya said they are still mobilizing resources in order to reduce the suffering of the people.

“We want to thank FDH bank for the support. This will help us to assist flood victims at Ngabu in Chikwawa to reduce the suffering that they are experiencing,” said Pastor Matekenya.

On her part, FDH Bank’ Head of Global Markets and Trade Finance Patricia Hamisi said they felt duty bound to support after hearing that the recent cyclone Ana left many families destitute.

“We find this initiative by ADRA noble and honourable hence stepping in with a K7million package to support the cause. This will support 250 households and each family will get a 5kg packet of beans, 5kg packet of corn soya, 2 litres of cooking oil, 1 packet of salt and two packets of sugar,” explained Hamisi.

The support comes when last week, the same bank donated K27.7 million to the department of disaster management affairs to help families affected by the cyclone in a number of districts.

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