Sadly the major catastrophic Cyclone Idai has washed away everything in Beira and the suburbs around Beira city. Our project Crianças Avivadas/Hands of Hope is based 40km from Beira and has been completely destroyed. Families have been separated, children were rescued by humanitarian organisations such as Red Cross and Unicef. They are many children still split from their parents. Domingos, his family and all the children from our project went missing for 10 days. We could not communicate with Domingos who lives in Dondo looking after the project due to the loss power and networks. It was agonising.
Thankfully, 10 days later, Domingos called us and informed that they were all alive and kept safe, especially the children. Miracle happens! The Unicef estimated the death of 442 people around Beira and Dondo, we know that the survivors are miraculously living after this massive disaster. The Cyclone travelled all the way up Zimbabwe and Malawi, washing away all traces of life, making the death toll go up to 1.000.
Our project focuses on fostering the locals from Dondo, in special around 26 children. However, since the catastrophe took place, over 60 children excluding their parents are joining Domingos on this cause. They all have been critically impacted by this tragedy as well, many have lost relatives and babies when the Cyclone Idai approached. The children and their parents have lost their homes and have no food, clothes or anything to carry on living.
Therefore we have been asking for donations which go straight to Domingos, our friend and brother in faith, who lives in Dondo and has been helping our project to grow.
The donations can be sent via western union directly to him who will be buying beans, salt, rice and oil to share with the locals. Since that the tragedy took place, Domingos is sheltering locals in his own house. Gladly only the roof of his house has been taken away, but he managed to collect the pieces he could find around, fixed and put them back again.
If you would like to help us, please fill the form below and we will send you the step-by-step process via e-mail.
Your help will be very appreciated by all of us and will guarantee one’s life for a while. It is heartbreaking and it has been extremely difficult for them, many are still dying from starvation and dehydration. The Humanitarian organisations are helping but they are not enough, much more help is needed. There are too many people in need. Everything is basically gone.
In the meanwhile, you can watch the video from yesterday 27 of March 2019. The video was recorded by Domingos’s daughter. They are sharing the food with the locals. Thankfully, since last Sunday, we managed to buy 5 sacks of rice, 25 L of oil, 20 kg of beans and 15kg of salt with the donations from family, friends and supporters around the world. We can not thank everyone enough for that!
Keep praying for Mozambique, keep praying for the world.
May God gives us strength to help the poor and love to fight the evil.
Watch the video by clicking on the link below:
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Com a arrecadação que fizemos, hoje, finalmente o Sr. Domingos conseguiu comprar: 5 sacos de arroz, 25L de óleo, 20kg feijão e 15kg de sal. Graças a Deus e as vidas que nos ajudaram a concretizar esse pedido de socorro. Agora o Sr. Domingos estará repartindo com os demais e garantindo pelo menos uma refeição no dia.
Moçambique ainda encontra-se em estado de extrema urgência. Muitas pessoas estão desidratadas e famintas. As organizações humanitárias não estão sendo suficiente.
Se você quiser fazer parte desse projeto, trazendo um pouco de esperança e pelo menos 1 refeição ao dia aos moçambicanos, entre em contato no formulário acima. A sua contribuição será enviada diretamente ao Sr. Domingos que estará tomando conta da distruibuição dos alimentos com os outros demais.
Deus vos abençoe abundantemente por abraçar essa causa comigo.