Cyclone Idai struck Zimbabwe in March 2019, affecting 270,000 people. The storm and subsequent flooding and landslides left 340 people dead and many others missing. Agriculture, schools and infrastructure all suffered heavy impacts; many people lost their homes. Chimanimani and Chipinge Districts were hardest hit. Egude donated foodstuffs, bedding, cooking utensils to the survivors. More help is still needed.
Helping school children recover from Cyclone Idai
Fifty students, the headmaster and three teachers died when the Cyclone ravaged their village, located near Copa Growth Point – now considered the epicentre of the disaster. Some students were orphaned by the cyclone and many, like Samuel, lost immediate family members and neighbours. In response, EGUDE Trust has assisted in providing educational support for students to help them cope with the aftermath of the Cyclone Idai. More help is still needed over 129000 students were affected by cyclone Idai and are in agency need of help.
Schools affected by Cyclone Idai
Food Aid in Epworth
Gogo Enara Pangeti aged 73 years was left to care for 3 orphans, two of them are twins who were orphaned at birth.They live in a dilapidated house made of raw farm bricks and dagga.The children are not going to school because she can not afford the fees. At times they go for days without food. She has sold all the posessions left by her late children in order to buy food for the children. Her desire is for her grand children to go to school and have a better future. Gogo Pangeti’s story is similar to 13% of the people in Epworth ward 7 who are living in abject poverty and thousands more across Zimbabwe where EGUDE is touching the lives of orphans and other vulnerable members of society.Their cry is to be equiped with necessary skills for economic empowerement. They are also in need of school fees, school uniforms, food, blankets, clothes and medical care when they fall sick. EGUDET has donated foodstaffs and clothing to the disavantaged members of the community.
The Tokwe Mukosi flooding disaster occurred in February 2014 after the torrential rainfall pounded in the Masvingo Province . The flooding caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, which resulted in the submerging of 26 villages and rendered over 3 450 families homeless. The victims were relocated to temporary transit camps especially Chingwizi Transit Camp in Mwenezi. We donated food staffs, cooking utilities, blankets and clothing to over 3450 households at the camp.