PACOSALI Foundation Disburses Money, Food to Hunger Affected Members

Malonya handing over the food pack Malonya handing over the food pack - pic by Luka Beston

Two weeks after ADMARC opened its strategic markets, some hunger-stricken people in Thyolo have asked government to open the depots in rural areas.

Jenipher Peterson from Movorima village, and Rasmo Mangani from Musowa village in the area of senior chief Nchiramwera claim that they are still buying maize at K1, 000 per kilogram since ADMARC is only stocking district depots which are very far.

They said this on Wednesday when PACOSALI Foundation disbursed about K2.8 million, packs of maize flour, rice and cereals to its members.

"This is a relief to us since the hunger situation has worsened. Government needs to step in making sure that maize is available in the rural areas so that we can buy within our vicinities, Peterson said.

Mangani added:" What PACOSALI is doing is commendable. The government should help us with food in rural areas".

The organization's executive director, Jordan Maloya said they are aimed at cushioning their members from the current social challenges such as, hunger.

"Our primary interest is to make sure that our members have food because they cannot gather when they are hungry. Most money lending institutions do not care about the people's welfare," he said.

The organization has also distributed the food stuff at Mlenga and Kasaila in the district.

The foundation disburses collateral free loans in form of cash, construction materials, farm inputs among others.

Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report has projected that 4.4 million Malawians are facing hunger in the country.

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