Monday, May 2, 2016

Drought Relief - Zimbabwe

For someone who loves words, there are none that seem adequate to convey the situation that is beginning to reveal it's worst across sub-Saharan Africa as well as north eastern Ethiopia and Somalia. The images of famine in the 80's still comes to mind and now could include the faces are those of children I know, whose homes I've been in.  Easton and I were in Chinaka, Zimbabwe in October and things were already very, very desperate as the previous harvest had been completely decimated by lack of rain. This past rainy season didn't bring enough moisture to even produce a crop, the maize plants (staple food) are standing dry and dusty in the field. The price of maize meal has almost tripled and the access to water is becoming very limited.

Our communities in Zimbabwe are being cared for by the volunteer care workers you've read about. People like Priscilla and John,  Angeline and Christian, Florence and Barbra, who all work so very hard to bring the most vulnerable children the nutrition they need, despite rising prices and fixed support.

Hands at Work is in a unique position in the communities they work in in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique - some of the hardest hit areas include the communities we are already working in. This means that we are positioned to help. Coincidence? I think not.

Please watch this 1 1/2 minute explanation from my friend, George and John, from the very community, Chinaka, that Easton and I spent time in in October. If you've ever been compelled to help, let it be now, before we begin to see the repeat of the types of suffering we saw in the most vulnerable communities when the last famine hit.

Drought Relief - Hands at Work -Zimbabwe

Please designate your giving to Drought Relief Zimbabwe.

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