I just received this from Malin Rosenkvist, an MLFA Board Member and our Director of Fundraising based in London.
“On arriving back from Malawi, I wish I had a more positive story to tell. In fact, I am worried. I saw first-hand the devastating impact of the tropical cyclones of February and March this year. Enet paid a high price. Her maize crop was ruined – washed away. Her home is now a pile of rubble.
Please donate A$100 today to help families to rebuild.
Enet is a widow with five children, and she runs a grocery store. Last year, Enet took her first loan and began business training with MicroLoan. Her increased profits meant that the children no longer missed school. She has been able to feed her family.
Until now. The cyclone has pushed Enet several steps backwards. When her house collapsed, she and her children moved into her brother’s house. It is overcrowded.
She told me she is saving up for bricks, and will, piece by piece, rebuild. She said that MicroLoan’s savings training has helped her to set realistic savings goals.
I wish I could say that Enet’s story is a one-off tragedy. In reality, many families in her community have been impacted. Farmland flooded, crops perished, homes and businesses collapsed. In the months to come, it is likely Enet, her family, and many families nearby, will face a brutal hungry season.
I am now back in London, but I can’t stop thinking about Enet and her family. Please do all you can to help.”
Director of Fundraising
P.S. Your urgent action before Sunday 3rd July will allow us to respond quickly.
Published on: 25/06/2022