Immediate humanitarian response after IDAI

Several of ADPP projects, situated in some of the worst affected areas in Sofala province, became both part of the affected and at the same time among the first to step in and provide immediate humanitarian responses.

ADPP participated in providing shelter kits, mosquito nets, distribution of seeds and agriculture instruments for food security, hygiene kits, dignity kits, kitchen kits and clothes family packages. Distributions were done in collaboration with local government and the UN lead coordinating mechanism in the area. ADPP also implemented awareness campaigns in prevention of waterborne diseases such as malaria, cholera and diarrheal both in Sofala and Manica provinces.  Above 70,000 people were directly assisted as results of these distributions and campaigns.

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Rebuilding “ADPP SECOND HAND’S” infrastructures

In the outskirts of Beira city warehouses, a processing unit and other infrastructure of ADPP Second Hand were severely impacted.

The damages wrought to the buildings and clothes in stock were overwhelming. In response, ADPP Taskforce of volunteers from other projects was organized to start the rebuilding of the center, while the administration and project leadership moved to other places to ensure the continuation of the clothes and shoes sales in areas of the country not directly impacted by the cyclone. Workers from the sorting center and the Taskforce joined hands and cleaned up the place, constructing makeshift covered areas, which made it possible to restart the production after a few weeks.  When the situation was stable, the project leadership and administration teams moved back to their place of work, while the recovery work continued for the rest of the year.

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Reconstruction of ADPP´s school center

When the ADPP Teacher Training College and the Vocational school in Nhamatanda were flooded, the entire population of students, teachers and community members had to run for their lives, leaving everything behind.

Immediately after the first responders announced that the most feared scenario was unfolding, ADPP Taskforce teams from Chimoio went into action. They worked tirelessly in the days followings, and managed to get school staff and students to safe ground.  All affected students and teachers were moved to another ADPP educational centers: the Teacher Training College in Chimoio and the Vocational Training center in Nacala.

When it was safe to, the school center was cleaned up and it was scary to see that the water had reached the ceiling in some places.  Using various sources of funds, including from the insurance company and some donations, a part of the reconstruction and refurbishing was executed in 2019.  Before the end of the year the students could return back to the center and write their exams.

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“Start Over Again” 2.250 farmers from the Farmers Club project

One of the projects under implementing in Nhamatanda district was supporting 2.250 farmers. and was in the final stages of implementation.  It had contributed to significantly improved livelihoods of the farmers.  However, the tremendous strength of the floods annihilated everything in its path resulting in at least 75% of the farmers and entire communities losing almost everything: crops, belongings and shelter.

With support from some partners and well-wishers ADPP launched a “Start over Again” campaign which facilitated needed support for community members and farmers in order to restore their agricultural production and livelihoods.  Among these, were the 2.250 farmers who towards the end of the year were reporting improvements in their food security, as they had started, step by step to recover their livelihoods.

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