11/08/2017 - Ngotangota Fire

On Friday 11 August, Gift of the Givers donated relief items worth R16 058.00 to 61 families from Ngotangota Village across Lake Chilwa. The villagers lost their homes in a fire incident that occurred a fortnight ago. The village is only accessible by boat on an 8 hour trip to and fro the Kachula Harbour bordering Metarica District in the Mozambican province of Niassa.

With assistance from Malawi Government through the Zomba District Commissioner's office, we managed to ferry the relief items across the Lake, to the village. Each household received:

2 new blankets
10 packets soya pieces
1 black plastic sheeting
4 plates and 1 cup
4 tablets of laundry soap

Gift of the Givers is the first NGO to come to the rescue of the fire victims. MP for the area, Hon. Botoman and Traditional Chiefs of the area thanked Gift of the Givers for the timely intervention. During the time of our arrival with the donation, all the 61 beneficiary families were sleeping in the open as all their property and homes were razed to the ground by the fire.
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24/03/2017 - Flood Relief in Salima

24/03/2017 - Flood Relief in Salima

Distribution of relief items to victims of floods disaster which took place in February in 22 districts in the country has started very well in Lilongwe and Salima districts. In Lilongwe district, Gift of the Givers has supported 225 families and 125  families in Salima district. 

The items being distributed include maize flour, soya pieces, rice, corn soya blend, rice, sugar, salt,

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21/12/2016 - Hailstorm Relief

21/12/2016 - Hailstorm Relief

The distribution of food parcels in Machinga and Mangochi districts has benefited 270 families whose houses were destroyed by hailstorms and heavy rains. The heavy rains hit the districts in the first week of December during which 537 houses were damaged. According to government officials in Mangochi, 12 people were seriously injured and currently admitted at Mangochi District hospital.

Apart from

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Northern Region Flood May 2016

Northern Region Flood May 2016

The Northern Region of Malawi has been hit by floods which has displaced over 9,000 people in three districts of Nkhatabay, Mzuzu and Karonga.  The flood disaster has also destroyed property such as houses, crops and household items, including food.  The disaster, in this regard, has lowered food production leading to people not realizing enough crop yields. 

Our organization,

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Neno District Fire

Neno District Fire

On 28 September 2015, a tragic incident took place in border district of Neno when a whole village was gutted by wild fire, destroying 151 homesteads of the entire village. The incident has left well over 300 people homeless and destitute.

At the time of this terrible occurrence, most of the villagers had been out attending a development meeting whilst all the children were at school.

On the same

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02/2017 - Flood Relief in Chikwakwa

02/2017 - Flood Relief in Chikwakwa

Gift of the Givers carried out a distribution exercise of relief items to 80 families whose houses were destroyed by heavy rains in Chikwawa district of Southern Malawi.

The heavy rains also destroyed the little food the affected families had kept for use during this lean period. This came on top of the already devastating hunger situation that has rendered the people helpless and distressed,

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Hailstorm in Balaka District November 2016

Hailstorm in Balaka District November 2016

Some parts of Malawi has been experiencing heavy rainfall for the past 2 weeks. However, as previously forecasted by the Dept. of Meteorological Services, the first rains have been violent resulting in the destruction of property, including 150 houses, directly affecting over 700 people in the Balaka district of Southern Malawi.

During the incident, 10 people were severely injured whilst 50 were

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Neno District Fire Assistance Continues on 30 November 2015

Neno District Fire Assistance Continues on 30 November 2015

The incident burned down 150 houses and destroyed a lot of property including food items.  Gift of the Givers was the first NGO to respond upon request from the Ministry of Local Government, during which we donated 150 x 2kg Maize Flour and 1,500 packets of Soya Pieces. 

Total Project Value: R20 000.00.

 

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Nkhatabay Flood

Nkhatabay Flood

Gift of the Givers had responded to disasters in Nkhatabay in the Northern Region and Neno in the Southern Region of Malawi.  

In May 2006, floods hit Chintheche leaving over 2,000 families displaced. As a result, many people were affected by cholera.  Gift of the Givers, within 48 hours, delivered relief items to Nkhatabay flood victims, which included Sibusiso Ready Food

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