After the Storm
The UN referred to the recent devastating cyclone to hit Malawi, Mozambique & Zimbabwe as the worst-ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere. People are stilling getting to grips with the damage caused. Seibo staff in Malawi have been visiting the homes of nursery school children to assess the damage- and to offer help where needed. We introduce the stories of 5 nursery children all under the age of 5 who have been affected by the recent disaster. With your help we would like to help them and many more like them. Thank you.
1. Lucie’s Story
Lucie (Atamandike Nursery) lives with her mother Ndaziona. A single mom Ndaziona also looks after her aging parents & 2 relatives. On the 7th of March their house was destroyed by torrential rains. Lucie’s grandparents house was similarly destroyed so they had no choice but to remain living in their now-destroyed home. Ndaziona works part-time and does not have a stable income. Neighbours have agreed to look after her grandparents until the rains subside. They have no financial means to re-build their own house let alone their grandparents.
2. Agnes Story
Agnes (Future Leaders Nursery) aged 3 lives with her mother & her older sister Grace (9). Before the rains fell the family struggled financially and sometimes went days without food at home. They had been renting a small house near Chilomoni Nthukwa. This house is no longer standing since the rains.
3. Piana’s Story
Piana (Atamandike Nursery) has 9 siblings. Her mom is a single parent who earns an income doing piece-work when available. Their house was destroyed by the rains. Only the bedrooms were not affected so they continue to live in the house. The entire family need help with food & clothes.
4. Alice Story
Alice (Sulema Nursery) was a “Seibo Kid” from before the rains. She lives alone with her mother. Their rented house shared by 6 x families has been destroyed. The 1-shared toilet has effectively sunk. The family is in need of immediate help.
5. Martha’s Story
Martha (Miracle Nursery) lives with her mom but since the rains fell and destroyed the family home she now lives with her grandmother. Unfortunately her grandmother’s house was partially damaged by the rains too. Our Outreach team report that the family is in urgent need of food & clothes.
6. Your Story
If you feel moved to help these children and many more like them Seibo can ensure that your donation will be used directly to benefit the poorest of the poor & the most vulnerable children in the communities we work in. Please make these stories your story and donate now- click HERE – and let’s give these little lives a better start.