Diaspora Network donates relief items

Malawi Diaspora Network from the United States of America (USA) on Friday donated assorted relief items worth K5.5 million to 102 households,

The Households were affected by drought which destroyed crops in the 2022/23 growing season in Lupembe area in Karonga.

The items included bags of maize, beans, packets of sugar, and cooking oil.

An elderly woman receives her items

Speaking when he presented the donation, a representative for the Network, Michael Mapundi said Malawians living in USA decided to donate the items because the district was hit by a dry spell which left a majority of households and farmers with limited harvest.

He advised the beneficiaries of the donation against sell out the items as doing so would demotivate the network from supporting them.

Chairperson for Lupembe Area Development Committee, Orwin Ndovie thanked the Malawi Diaspora Network for the donation saying it has come at the right time when the people in the area are in dire need of food.

A woman being assisted to carry her bag of maize

“I need to extend my gratitude to the Malawians who reside in the USA for their support. The donation will help reduce the impact of the dry spell on the people. About 38,635 households were affected by drought in Karonga,” he said.

One of the beneficiaries, Jenala Gondwe prayed to God to continue blessing the network for continued charity works in the area and the district as a whole.

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