After Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique earlier this year, the newly constructed buildings at the Dondo Orphanage suffered significant damage. This cyclone was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. We were blessed to hear that none of the children were wounded or killed, but the high winds ripped all of the roofs from the dormitories and classrooms. The children and caretakers were forced to sleep under tarps and in tents. Food, water, and other supplies were in short supply.
In the midst of this tragedy, you responded with great generosity!. Thanks to the gifts you gave, Mozambique Orphanage Fund assisted in the midst of this crisis. We were able to provide funds to replace the roofs, provide emergency food, and fund daily operations.
We are so pleased to share this update from Dondo with you that we received last week. The building repairs on the damaged buildings are now complete, and the buildings are functional once again. The photos here are of the building that contains classrooms, which is currently being used as a dining hall, and the director’s home.
Of course, there is still work to be done. Cyclone Idai was a costly storm that used up many of the resources needed for operating the orphanage on a day to day basis. There are still some repairs that need to be made. Please feel free to donate through our website if you would like to continue to be a part of this great work. We are so grateful for your generosity that made this work possible.