The period between mid-March and mid-April 2021 can be labelled “New Dawn” in FVM's work in Malawi as community visits have been re-started after a long time due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are thankful that we can continue to carry out our mandate of ministering to the needs of the whole person- spirit, soul and body.
In addition to the regular activities FVM carries out, this past month FVM distributed relief food aid to the community. 760 families (3,800 beneficiaries) were given maize/corn which is used to prepare the main food called “nsima”. For a family of five, 25kg (which costs $7USD) will last three weeks.
Below are some of the happy faces of community members receiving their bag of maize.
- Less children (about 300 out of 500) resumed preschool and feeding due to uncertainty of Covid-19 threats. Slowly the number of children attending lessons and receiving food in increasing.
- Covid-19 vaccination (AstraZeneca) is in progress with an initial slow response as the majority of rural masses feel the vaccine is not good. The main reason in high level of illiteracy, religious beliefs and inadequate sensitization. Covid-19 cases continue to increase in the country, but at a considerably lower rate than in past months.
- 5 Community-based Bible Study sessions were conducted.
- Radio broadcasts in Chichewa and ChiTumbuka languages have continued to inspire about 6 million people with the Good News.
- A continuation of activities that were halted due to Covid-19
- Thankful for the distribution of food to community members
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Newton Sunday Sindo