SHE is tough. SHE is a friend. SHE is still upbeat.

flattened homes in mozambique

More than 80% of countries experiencing humanitarian and climate emergencies are also facing issues of gender inequality.

Ana’s home was one of the 20,000 destroyed in Mozambique by Cyclone Dineo. Torrential rains and powerful winds left 130,000 people in need of assistance.

Ana said: ‘My house was completely flattened by Dineo.’

Ana and her four friends, all widows, left at first light to reach the distribution centre where our teams were giving out aid.

This equipment will help me make the shelter stronger and better.

rebuilding their lives

The four friends left the collection centre by climbing in the back of a pick-up truck and disappeared off into the bush, waving cheerfully.

The women knew they would be able to get help from their community to repair their damaged homes, and that the tools would be useful for everyone.

This aid will mean people can rebuild their lives and livelihoods, and protect themselves from the weather.

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ShelterBox distributed aid to 1000 households after Cyclone Dineo hit Mozambique. Families were provided with ShelterKits, mosquito nets, and training on how to use the equipment.


By providing immediate emergency aid, women and their families can start rebuilding their homes and lives for the future.

A sturdy tent to protect her loved ones from harsh weather. A mosquito net to protect them from disease. A water filter to ensure no one is without something safe to drink.


Women are disproportionately affected by disaster and crisis. Learn more about the SHE campaign and ShelterBox's efforts to help women around the world.