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SMART Centre helps during and after Cyclone Kenneth
In April the Cyclone Kenneth hit Cabo Delgado with a tremendous force
In Bilibiza, where the SMART centre is based, over 60% of the 600 houses were destroyed. Maize fields in lower areas were flooded and maize on the higher areas was destroyed by the strong winds.
Many of the wells and Rope pumps installed by the Centre were flooded. Also the SMART Centre was partly damaged but it was strong enough to host 20 families during the Cyclone. The Rope pump in front of the Centre survived and now provides water to 200 people. The SMART Centre and its manager Bachir Afonso provided help where possible, for instance with handing out Tulip table top filters for families to fight cholera outbreak and with Grifaid membrane water filters for use in shelters and health facilities. They also want to repair wells and provide seeds to grow food.
Any support is welcome.
Donations can most secure be transferred to Stichting SMART, Apeldoorn (has ANBI Status) http://smartcentregroup.com/index.php/stichting/ Bank account Nr. NL14TRIO0379222256
Example of an integrated development approach in 19 de Outubro VillageGSB is trying the best to always use an integrated approach, that includes WASH, food security and renewable energies, to assist communities to meet their main challenges. We strongly believe that with better water and sanitation conditions, people won't get sick regularly (mainly with diarrhoea and cholera) and their nutrients that are in general scarce will be kept in their bodies and the children will not suffer from malnutrition. And women’s workload with fetching water and wood, as well as taking care of the ill won't be so heavy. read more
Irrigation with rope pumps in Bilibiza
|One of the farmers is irrigating with a water can||The rope pump on a tube well provides the water|
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