Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva, CAM International’s missionaries in Chimoio, Mozambique, have been keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic ‘quarantine’, doing what they can to help local people. One of their latest projects has been to use the money remaining in CAM’s Cyclone Fund (launched in March 2019) to help vulnerable people who were still living in makeshift shelters more than one year after Cyclone Idai struck the coast of SE Africa.
Isabel, a 54-year-old widow who lives in an outlying part of Chimoio, tragically lost her husband to HIV Aids and her only son to measles. The cyclone almost completely destroyed her house. She is so grateful for the new home that has now been built for her and thanks all who helped provide the funds.
Manuel, who is 76, lives in a mountainous area 10 miles from Chimoio. Since he had a thrombosis, he can no longer work as a farmer. He has a wife and six children to support. After their house fell down during the cyclone, the family had to move into the corn store. Now they are so happy with their lovely new home.
In the same area, David, 23, also lost his home during the cyclone. He and his wife and son had to live under a tree for a few days before moving into a makeshift plastic shelter. They have just moved into their beautiful new home and are so very grateful to all the kind donors who made this possible.