The exercise has been undertaken in partnership with Malawi Relief Fund-UK who provided financial assistance to procure and distribute 500 farmers' packs. In addition, our local donor, i.e. Rab Processors Ltd, has also provided funds for purchase and distribution of 1000 farmers' packs.
The programme has covered twelve districts namely: Blantyre Rural, Zomba, Balaka, Mangochi, Machinga, Thyolo, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Mwanza, Neno, Phalombe and Mulanje, targeting farmers who lost their crops during the last planting season due to drought.
The beneficiaries included families that have recently been affected by heavy rains in Balaka, Zomba and Machinga districts. Since the rains started two weeks ago, 150 houses have been destroyed in Balaka district during which the life of one person was lost and 50 other persons were seriously injured. In Machinga and Zomba districts, the rains have destroyed 40 and 50 houses, respectively. Furthermore, 200 more houses have also been destroyed in Nsanje district.
The situation in Malawi is dire as our spot survey indicates that many people are experiencing hunger in many parts of the country, mainly in the Southern Region. Most people are relying on mangoes for survival; the situation is aggravated by the struggling economy as the cost of most basic items such as maize, beans, cooking oil and soap, among others has gone up.
Total Project Value: R279 330.00