Families who’ve seen their homes swept away are showing great resilience and strength, building temporary shelters with the few materials they could salvage so they can feel safe again.
We’ve visited several villages and camps within the Chikwawa district in southern Malawi. One of the villages was completely swamped by the flooding with homes flattened and buried in mud, forcing the whole community to abandon it.
The flooding has also devastated livelihoods. Most people were making a living through farming, but all of their crops have been destroyed.
We’re planning to provide ShelterKits to families who’ve lost their homes, as they’ve already started building shelters. The kits will help them make their structures significantly stronger, more secure, and provide increased protection from the weather.