Lupembe flood victims

Posted on April 10, 2018
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Can you make a difference? The people of Lupembe are in need of basic needs. The flood washed away their homes, livestock and crops
Yakhonda Mwenelupembe Created 1 Project
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Lupembe Village is in Karonga District, northern part of Malawi. This  is my hometown . I left Malawi in 1993 to pursue a better life here in the United states.

On February 2nd 2018, I learned that  most of Lupembe residents  had lost everything due to the flood on February 1st 2018. It was estimated that there are 1,028 families  affected by the flood. Based on my understanding  20-30 families were assisted by the Red Cross of Malawi.  To date, hundreds of families are remain without assistance. I feel compelled to help the families, however am not able to do this alone.

The families are in need of basic necessities, such as clean water, medical supplies, rebuilding of homes, food and household goods. The residents of  Lupembe  are  predominantly farmers and fishermen. My church, Unitarian Society of Hartford, Connecticut, helped to raise money towards purchasing 80 bags of  maize. This assisted eighty families.

I need your help to provide assistance to remaining families. Your contribution can help achieve a solution.

If you have information of international organizations that can help with rebuilding their homes, please email them to me. I have direct contact with the member of parliament for Karonga District, Mr. Frank Mwenefumbo. His contact information will be provided upon request.

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