AAM Launches a K70 million Cash Transfer to TCF Survivors

Usi handing over money to one of the survivors Usi handing over money to one of the survivors - pic by Ronnex Chiwanda

Action Aid Malawi (AAM) has launched a K70 million cash transfer initiative that seeks to cushion Tropical Cyclone  Freddy survivors in Phalombe and Nsanje districts.

Action Aid Malawi Board Chairperson, Professor Dorothy Nampota, says 500 beneficiaries will receive K60,000 for each household.

Nampota says the organization wants to ensure that survivors have cash that they can use for immediate basic needs.

"The survivors have lost everything which they had and this money is meant to support them," said Nampota.

She disclosed the organization will roll out programs that will help the survivors recover fully from the devastating effects of the floods.

She spoke about this on Sunday when her organization launched a once-off cash transfer at Chiringa in Phalombe.

On his part, Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Michael Usi, hailed the organization for the initiative arguing it will go along in reducing the suffering of people.

Usi called on stakeholders to join hands in assisting people affected by the effects of floods.

"We need to work together to bail out people from this predicament," said Usi.

One of the survivors, Esitere Molande, says she lost everything during the floods.

Molande has since hailed Action Aid Malawi for supporting her with cash which she says will help to buy food.

According to the Phalombe district council update on the disaster, over 60 people have lost their lives owing to Tropical Cyclone Freddy-induced floods that hit 11 districts in the southern region.

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