Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (Foccad) on Saturday donated K11 million worth of relief items to about 200 children whose families were affected by floods in Nkhotakota.
Speaking in an interview, Foccad executive director Dan Nthala said the non-governmental organisation reached out to the children because they were vulnerable, adding that their welfare is overlooked in times of natural disasters.
“We asked our partner Emma Foundation in the United States of America for financial support which we have used to source relief items we have distributed,” he said.
Group village head Mgomba 1 commended the organisation for the assistance, saying it will lessen their suffering. He underscored the need to care for children in times of natural disasters.
Speaking after receiving the items, Zione Aisa, a mother to one of the recipients, thanked the organisation for the gifts and asked fellow parents not to sell the items.
Each child received 10 kilogrammes of maize, soap, cooking oil, a blanket and a plastic bucket.
According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma), about 1 000 families in the district were affected by floods