Grey Matter reaches out to Phalombe flood victims

Blantyre, Grey Matter in conjunction with World Vision Malawi on Thursday donated assorted items to 300 households at Naminga Camp in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkhumba in Phalombe District.

Speaking during the presentation at the camp, World Vision Malawi Acting Program Manager for Mulanje, Phalombe and Thyolo District, Peter Saidi said though Phalombe was also worst hit by rainstorm and floods, most affected areas are not targeted with relief items.

Over 10, 000 households have been affected and the camp located at Naminga Primary School is hosting 707 households who are facing challenges since they moved in.

That is why we have come forward to donate the most needed items, said Saidi.

As an organization, we feel the little relief we have provided will go a long way in alleviating some of the suffering the people are going through, he said.

Among the items donated are 20- kilogram bags of maize floor, soya pieces and kitchen utensils.

Saidi also extended his gratitude to Grey Matter for the K5 million-donation which was used to procure the distributed items.

Grey Matter Sales Manager, Clement Lunduka said just like any other social corporate responsibility, they felt it was the institution’s responsibility to also come through whenever the country faces disaster.

We are like any other person equally concerned about the situation Malawi is currently in, that is why we have accompanied World Vision in the donation we made through them to support our fellow brothers and sisters, said Lunduka.

Despite their donation, Lunduka still called upon other organizations to come forward and donate, saying the challenges are numerous amongst the flood survivors.

In an interview with one of the beneficiaries, Funny Mwale, 66, who with her five grandchildren are camping at the site, said the heavy rains washed away all their belongings and it will take time for them to rebuild a home.

The donation will only minimise the challenges we are currently facing like food, clothes and kitchen utensils. We hope that more organizations will come forward with more relief items as we are slowly losing hope on our survival, said Mwale.

Source: MANA Online