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Flooding in Malawi has killed more than 176 people, displaced at least 200,000 others, left homes and schools submerged in water and roads washed away by the deluge, according to the vice-president of the southern African country. Malawi has been hit by flash floods mostly to the southern part wreaking disaster on the following districts: Phalombe, Mulanje, Zomba, Nsanje, Chikwawa, and Mangochi. The floods have washed away thousands of houses, crops and livestock. “Most of Nsanje and the East Bank are submerged under two to three meters of water, which has transformed these vast plains into a giant lake engulfing houses and bridges,” said Amaury Gregoire, MSF’s mission head in Malawi’s south. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/17/malawi-floods-kill-176-people
We have been working in these districts for over 20 years and know personally many of the families affected by the flooding of their homes and their churches. If there is anything we can do help--it would be great.
I am requesting a $25 donation from as many of our friends as possible to do as much as we can on our part to provide food. There is good and honest infrastructure in Malawi with the compassion and capability to get whatever aid we provide to the most needy places.
In the short term--we will supply as much funding for food as we can. In the long run--there will be other ways that the Breakwater Foursquare Church will assist recovery when we hear more from the Malawian Foursquare Board.
I called Pastor Davis Galero in Malawi. Davis is the pastor of the Blantyre Foursquare Church, the treasurer for the National Board and a great friend. He is going to coordinate any funds we raise to get emergency food to those in greatest need. It costs 6,000 Malawian Kwacha per 50 kg bag of corn, at MK480/$1= $12.50 USD per bag. How many people will it help?
A family of five can use the corn for two weeks. They use corn for two meals daily. So for $25.00 we can feed a family for a month.
Please do as much as you can to save lives and show compassion in this horrible disaster.