03 April 2017, ZVISHAVANE - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (Adra) has donated food staffs to flood victims in Ward 4, Zvomukonde village in Mberengwa as part of efforts to ensure food security in an area badly affected by the havoc caused by Cyclone Dineo.
A total of 65 families benefited from the donation; each family receiving 70 kg of mealie meal, 10 kg soya chunks, cooking oil and salt.
Speaking at the event, Mberengwa Assistant District Administrator (DA) Rodwell Mtetwa praised Adra for its charity work which he said will provide some needed relief to the destitute families.
"I am happy to witness the handover of these provisions to the affected families. I hope Adra will continue helping the people of Mberengwa as theirs is one of the worst affected districts in the country. There are a lot more people who have been affected," said Mtetwa.
He also thanked Mimosa Mining Company, Oxfam and World Vision, among other organisations that teamed up and donated to more than 200 households in the district.
Beneficiaries of the Adra donation could not hide their joy as they thanked Adra for the assistance which they said will help them cope during their time of great need.
"I am grateful that there are people out there who have remembered us in our time of suffering. This food will sustain us for some time while we ponder our next move," said Tendai Maphosa.
Adra has also been in Tsholotsho where victims of the floods received food and other necessities.local