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Ufulu Wathu Calls for Continued Support towards Cyclone Freddy Survivors

Masamba pose in front of her house under construction Masamba pose in front of her house under construction - pic by Ronnex Chiwanda

A local organization in Phalombe - Ufulu Wathu has called on the corporate world and organizations to continue helping cyclone Freddy survivors with food as they have nothing to lean on.

Programs Officer for Ufulu Wathu, Symon Thipa, has told Zodiak Online Tuesday that floods swept rice and maize fields which they have been relying on for years, hence the call.

Thipa said most fields are filled with sand and stones making it impossible to work on the land to support their families.

“Most people in our catchment area lost their crops owing to floods and this has exposed them to hunger and other problems,” said Thipa.

He made the call when stakeholders visited beneficiaries who received cement to rebuild houses which were damaged by the cyclone in the area of senior chief Nazombe in the district.

One of the beneficiaries, Anne Masamba, has described the support as timely, adding the cement will help her build a durable house.

“I had no hope of rebuilding a strong house but when I was earmarked to receive cement, I knew I would build it,” said Masamba.

Eluby Msere, another beneficiary, has lauded the organization for the support, saying she managed to rebuild some of the walls which had collapsed due to the cyclone.

According to Ufulu Wathu CBO, 200 people affected by the devastating effects of the cyclone received the cement, food and nonfood items based on the degree of their vulnerability with financial support from World Connect.

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