Distribution in Maxixe Village

Heat and destruction all around us but never without a laugh. Much to the joy and excitement of the village kids our truck got stuck traveling on a dirt road but our distributions continued nevertheless.

We visited a teachers training college where we were welcomed with singing and dancing but in the background the destruction was clearly visible. We delivered bulk food, blankets and mattresses.

The Gift of the Givers team proceeded to a village in Maxixe where villagers had lost everything and must rebuild from scratch. Seeing this was very painful. We distributed food and pots to be used in the temporary plastic shelters they erected. 

To the village hospital we donated baby clothes, diapers, shoes, washing powder and bulk food. Further on learners attend school under trees as 2200 classrooms lie in ruins after the cyclone blew away their roofs.

The implementation of temporary structures is one of the major challenges Government is presently facing.

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Distribution in Massinga Municipality

Distribution in Massinga Municipality

As we drove toward the village in Massinga Municipaliy we observed open-mouthed the destruction caused by Cyclone Dineo. Coconut trees uprooted, lying lifeless along the road side, rooftops blown away and one can only imagine the terror and panic that caused.

We were not able to reach the heart of the village as the roads were badly damaged however the villagers met us at a central point where we

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Cyclone Dineo

Cyclone Dineo

Cyclone Dineo severely affected parts of Inhambane and Gaza Province in Mozambique affecting 600 000 people. Gift of the Givers teams entered the country on 18 February and delivered aid in Tsakane Village, Gaza Province on 20 February.

The reception from the Mozambican Government has been phenomenal. Our trucks did not need any clearance at the border, the Mozambican military gave us an escort,

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Disaster Response