SCIMOZ delivers 100 houses for "Idai" victims in Manica

Friday 19 June 2020

Save the Children in Mozambique (SCIMOZ) delivered yesterday, June 18, 100 houses to the same number of families affected by Cyclone Idai in the locality of Matarara, administrative post of Dombe, district of Sussundenga in the province of Manica. These houses were built thanks to the kind support of Swiss Solidary.

The governor of Manica, next to the SCIMOZ's Country Director, cuts the ribbon and visits the first of the 100 houses in Dombe

The delivering ceremony was chaired by the Governor of the province of Manica, Francisca Domingos Tomás, who, together with SCIMOZ’s Country Director, Chance Briggs, thanked Save the Children for their action and called for the good use of the infrastructure by the beneficiaries.

“It is with great satisfaction that we are part of this festive moment that will provide a better life for the 100 families. It will be a great satisfaction for us to return to Dombe and see improvements in each of your lives ”, said the governor.

For Save the Children, according to Chance Briggs, every child has the right to Survive, Learn and be Protected. "None of these rights are complete if the child and the people who care for them do not have decent housing and families do not have the means of subsistence to enable them to provide those rights".

In fact, Save the Children not only built houses. It also empowered and equipped communities to be more resilient to natural disasters; helped create savings groups, strengthened agricultural and livestock production capacities. Parallel to the delivery of the houses, warning kits for emergency were also symbolically distributed to the community risk management and natural disasters committees. Income generation kits were given to the community savings groups. The veterinary promoters received livestock kits.

Chance Briggs delivers a motor pump to a member of the community to boost agricultural production

SCIMOZ is working in four districts of the province of Manica, namely Macate, Sussundenga, Mossurize and Gondola, responding to the minimum needs in seven sectors, namely Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH; Education; Construction and Shelters; Child Protection; Emergency Preparedness; Health and Nutrition, benefiting more than 62 thousand families and their children.