Southern Province of Zambia is suffering from a severe drought, virtually no rain has fallen during this season. I saw the devastating effect taking place in the Southern Province – rivers and streams are dry and crops have perished. No rain is expected until December 2019. Many people in rural areas are eating only one meal a day, others relying on neighbours to share their food, and for some the famine is already apparent.
We are raising funds to purchase bags of maize and distributing them daily to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, the first distribution took place during Easter weekend. We are currently distributing maize in Nyawa, Sekute and Mukuni Chiefdoms. Further support is needed to reach other regisons – a bag of maize costs just £7.