By Franco Mwachande Jnr
Teeth Savers International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Saturday donated relief items to over 350 households affected by floods in Traditional Authorities (T/A’s) Khombedza and Kalonga in Salima.
Speaking on the sidelines of the donation, organisation’s country director Fred Sambani said the donation aimed at helping affected families recover from their loss.
He said: “When such disasters happen, communities are left helpless.
“The maize flour donated today will help people in their day-to-day life and improve their livelihoods in their homes and others as they continue to stay in camp waiting to go back to their homes.”
He also asked well-wishers for more support for the affected families.
“The people continue to face shortage of basic necessities. So, any kind of help will be welcome,” Sambani said.
Deputy minister of Health Enock Phale who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for the area commended the organisation for the donation, saying it will lessen the suffering of the affected families.
“Most of them were sleeping on empty tummies. The food will cover some period. We ask other organisations and companies to emulate this good example,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Maria Bizayi, 68, thanked Teeth Savers International for the donation, saying it came at a time she had no food in her family.