Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to the Rosa Foundation.
The Rosa Foundation was set up by concerned individuals to support and strengthen existing or budding community initiatives which focus on caring for orphans and vulnerable children, those with long term health conditions, and caregivers to live the life of their choice and to reach their full potential.
“The disaster is one of the worst in Southern Africa in decades, when Cyclone Idai struck northern Mozambique on March 15, 2019,” said Forbes Chikobvu, Operations Coordinator. “Four of the country’s 10 providences were already flooded due to heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Moving inland into Zimbabwe and Malawi, Cyclone Idai left a trail of destroyed homes, schools, hospitals and infrastructure in Chimanimani, Chipinge and Chikomba Districts. Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc on everything in its path. Homes, schools and hospitals were ripped to shreds. As families fled, they watched the storm rip apart their livelihoods.”
The DRI Foundation’s donation will help the Rosa Foundation to:
- Rehabilitate destroyed schools, clinics, and homes
- Provide humanitarian assistance to people impacted by the subsequent economic crisis and food insecurity
- Build resilience in vulnerable communities
- Develop long-term shelter support to rebuild houses for victims and reconstruct destroyed infrastructure, and
- Prioritize needs of affected families to ensure they have access to food, shelter, clean water and sanitation.
The DRI Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance.