Cyclone Idai which struck the coast of Mozambique last week is one of the worst natural disasters Southern Africa has seen in recent history. In its wake, thousands of people still remain stranded in floodwaters. The death toll is rising and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. Here in South Africa, we are finding it alarming that this story has received so little international coverage.
In the aftermath, we’ve been closely following the relief efforts of our friends Sarah and Adam at Sussuro who are living near the Bazaruto Archipelago. They are working tirelessly on the ground, putting together sustenance and medical packs, helping with distribution to isolated areas and planning rescues missions to assist those trapped by floodwater.
Sussuro has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the goal to reach £10 000. Funds are being raised by an international and local network of people. All the money will be put directly into short and long term rehabilitation programs to assist communities that have been severely affected by the cyclone, starting in the Búzi area near to where Sarah and Adam live.
We want to help Sussuro continue their amazing working. We will be donating all the profits from every Tamarind Vrou Vrou sold online between March 29th – 31st to their crowdfunding campaign. If you’ve been coveting one of these fabulous blankets for a while, now is a good time to get one.
If you would like to donate directly, please head over to their crowdfunding page here. No amount is too small to make a big difference.