BSLD Appeals for More Donations

A Balaka based charity organizations Better Standard of Living Development (BSLD), says it will continue supporting the underprivileged in communities.

The past weeks BSLD, has been involved in charity works helping survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in emergency camps in Balaka shire north and south by distributing assorted items worth k2.5 million after survivors made several appeals to be supported with food et al.

BSLD Executive Director MacFord Chinonga told us his organization believes in supporting the vulnerable as that is part of the organization's core values to go to the grassroots of help.

Chinonga added that BSLD is trying to reach as many survivors as it can but the only limiting factor is resources that slows down the charity works.

"We appeal to all stakeholders, government and well-wishers for continued support with whatever they have and we will deliver on their behalf," said Chinonga.

An Area Development Committee and Village Protection Committee member Ephraim Kamtedza said much as some have received assistance many remain in dire need of the same.

Ethel Andrea one of the flood victims expressed concern on how hard life turned in the camps.

"We do not have kitchen utensils, mosquito nets, blankets, and exercise books for our school going children because everything was broken when we run out of the houses," said Andrea.

District’s Relief and Rehabilitation Officer, Blessings Kamtema told Zodiak on Thursday that Nkaya, Phimbi and Utale are the most affected areas where roads have been damaged.

Chief Environment and Agriculture Resources Officer for Balaka Dennis Zingeni says the natural disaster has washed away over 2,000 hectares of crop fields belonging to about 8,100 families.

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