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Cyclone Idai devastated southern Africa, leaving more than 1000 dead. The President of Malawi declared a state of emergency, and in our district alone, 5000 households were affected, approx 25,000 people in need of help.
Storms tore down homes, swept away precious food reserves in dirty water, and the maize crop, almost ready for harvest, was flattened in the fields.
The No.1 need was food.
We were able to buy in more maize to extend our food programme that had already helped about 750 people through the 3-
Food shortages—particularly maize, the staple diet—will no doubt continue to be a problem through the year as so much was lost when the storms battered the fields.
Borehole pump repair
Safe water supply under these circumstances is crucial. Failure to secure clean water can result in water-
Our friends, Wilmslow Wells for Africa, partnered with us to repair 7 broken pumps, restoring clean, safe, local water to 1500 households, about 8000 people, and two schools.
As soon as the ground had dried out a bit for safety, we engaged teams to construct 60 toilets in the communities. They dug new 3m pits, based
them securely, then surrounded them with bamboo
framed shelters, lined with plastic sheeting and
covered with thatch. A simple structure, but offering
personal privacy, that should last for years.
We’re grateful to FOMA for generously funding much of
the work, and delighted that no cases of cholera were
reported in our area -
Regina is 78 years old, and cares for 4 orphans from 4-
We built 60 toilets in
17 different villages, more than half for households led by the elderly, many also caring for orphans.
22% of the facilities built were for the AIDS-
Summer Report 2019
including May trip
COMMUNITY DISASTER -
Cyclone Idai hits our area in March 2019
Our guys reported the local loss of many houses, outside kitchens, toilets, and other essential buildings, but being “on the ground” we were able to help immediately, concentrating our efforts on the most important, relevant, and urgent issues…..
Regina’s delighted with her new facilities (right)
Effective sanitation goes hand-
|A "Carbon Footprint"|
|Msikita Community Centre|
|Monjo School tank|
|How you can help|
|Testimony - Lynda|
|Disaster mitigation - 2019a|
|OHP Centre-food, moringa, trees-2019a|
|OHP Centre-education,goats & staff-2019a|
|Milk, Education & Roofs-2019b|
|Borehole pump repair-2019b|
|Water- new pipelines-2019b|
|Liphala Community Centre-2018a|
|Namata Community Centre-2018a|
|Water & Bridges-2018b|
|latest news - 2017-18|
|Community education - 2016b|
|News Jan 2014|
|OHP site development-2012b|
|Latest news-Feb 2013|
|On site news - 2010|
|Finally - 2010|
|Life in Malawi-2009b|
|Goats & Milk-2009a|
|And finally ...2009a|
|Pastors' Conf - 2009|
|A helping hand-2009b|
|Milk & Play Centres-2008a|
|Helping Hand -2008a|
|Chickens & water-2008b|