Society of St Vincent de Paul reaches to flood victims; promise to build houses

Written by  Mayeso Chikhadzula

The society of St Vincent De Paul, a catholic organization says it is committed to assist the government of Malawi in assisting the people affected by the floods.  


The remarks were made by the President of the organization in Malawi Charles Kimu during the donation of over  five-Million Kwacha worth of relief items to the people affected by the floods  and  living at Sorigen camp in Nsanje district. He said as a church organization it is concerned to see people suffering hence the support.

“We have heard the government call to assist these people affected by the floods so we decided to share the little we have” Kimu said.

The society of St Vincent De Paul which gets its funding from the international community is also planning to build houses for the people affected by the floods. Kimu said at the moment they are working on land registration with the government.

“We will build houses for these people upland so that atleast we dealt with  this problem of losing lives and property during floods” added Kimu.

In his remarks one of the beneficiaries Mastala Malizani hailed the organization for its timely support. He said the blankets, flour, and plastic pails will go along way in alleviating some  of  their day to day challenges.

Over fifteen districts have been affected by the floods following the cyclone Idai from Mozambique which has caused floods in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe living a lot of people homeless and without food.   

The society of St Vincent De Paul recently reached out the elderly with blankets and other items to help them during the coming winter season.  The organization recently has also helped  over 66 students from various Secondary schools in the country with learning materials.

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