Our Local Partner in Xai-Xai, Sister Beta is working tirelessly supporting the displaced population that came to this higher and dry area. They are distributing meals to the children who also study at the school. The school is also sheltering 10 families who lost their homes and are in housed in temporary accommodation.
In addition, the Dominican Sisters at the school are storing the few personal belongings from the displaced families so these are protected from the waters or from being stolen. In the Escolinha do Andre school, just outside Xai-Xai, our sister charity UPG Portugal directly sponsors 250 children.
Today, we are sending more funds to the Xai-Xai area. This town is officially geminated with the local council of Cascais, in Portugal, that has also generously contributed to our Emergency Fund this week.
Help our emergency appeal by making your donation here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/algfloodemergency
Every Little Gesture Counts!