11/08/2017 - Ngotangota Fire

On Friday 11 August, Gift of the Givers donated relief items worth R16 058.00 to 61 families from Ngotangota Village across Lake Chilwa. The villagers lost their homes in a fire incident that occurred a fortnight ago. The village is only accessible by boat on an 8 hour trip to and fro the Kachula Harbour bordering Metarica District in the Mozambican province of Niassa.

With assistance from Malawi Government through the Zomba District Commissioner's office, we managed to ferry the relief items across the Lake, to the village. Each household received:

2 new blankets
10 packets soya pieces
1 black plastic sheeting
4 plates and 1 cup
4 tablets of laundry soap

Gift of the Givers is the first NGO to come to the rescue of the fire victims. MP for the area, Hon. Botoman and Traditional Chiefs of the area thanked Gift of the Givers for the timely intervention. During the time of our arrival with the donation, all the 61 beneficiary families were sleeping in the open as all their property and homes were razed to the ground by the fire.
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Disaster Response