A nurse and her friends yesterday (8th April, 2019) donated assorted clothes and shoes worth K500,000 to people affected by floods in Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts.
Josephine Masikini, a resident of Chilole Village, T/A Kapeni, Blantyre; told people residing at Ngabu Sports Club and Kaudzu Camps in Chikwawa and Nsanje respectively, that she and her friends felt the will to make a difference.
“When I saw the pictures [of the affected people and places] on various media channels, I immediately called my friends and asked them if we could do something. We agreed that we should provide clothes, on the basis that most of the affected lost their property, including clothes."
"I collected clothes and shoes from friends in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Zomba, just to mention but a few places," said Masikini who also provided zitenje to pregnant women in the camps.
In his remarks, Department of Disaster Management Affairs’ Relief Officer Ephod Kachigwada commended Masikini and her colleagues for the donation.
“As individuals, we need to take an active role towards assisting our friends who have been affected by the floods. Any sort of assistance, will surely make a difference. The response operations should not be left in the hands of government and its humanitarian partners alone,” said Kachigwada. The donation included men’s, children’s and women’s wear.