Nawi 4 Malawi

£5,170 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 1 month
Created April 17, 2019
#Nawi4Malawi   We are fundraising £4,000 for Kachipanda village in the district of Dedza, Malawi which was badly hit by Cyclone Idai on 14th of March. Thousands are struggling to meet their basic needs because of food shortages and a lack of access to clean water which is causing major risks to people's health.      Nawi Collective is a black womxn and non-binary femmes vocal collective based in London. We sing for justice, sing to reclaim our time and raise our voices to honour our ancestors. We are very passionate about showing solidarity with groups and causes dear to us.   Big international aids agencies have yet to reach Kachipanda and members of our choir have friends living in the village who are in need of food and basic sanitation.    Khama, a community organiser and Managing Director of Warmheart Travels In Malawi says, "The land and livestock farming has been badly affected and much of the infrastructure has been damaged. The village is regularly hit by food shortages, mainly at this time of the year so the damage to our grain brings great cause for concern. It isn't just growing crops that have been lost, but also all of the food storage reserved for times of need. Thousands of people are having to defecate in the open and waterborne diseases like cholera have started to spread, putting lives at risk. Swamps are breeding grounds, putting people at risk of contracting malaria."    Donating money to folks we know on the ground means that the village has freedom and autonomy over how the money is spent and can make swift changes on the ground. In a world where climate injustice is rooted in colonialism and global inequalities, this is the solidarity we in Western societies owe the people of Kachipanda. Kachipanda Village needs at least £4,000 to buy enough supplies to last whilst they wait to be able to plant sustainable crops.    Please help us spread the word by sharing with friends and family & get in touch via nawicollective@gmail.com if you want to help with fundraising efforts.   Let's do this! *********** The Kachipanda Village committee has costed up resources that they will need to ensure that needs are met. Here is a list of what will be bought (in US $): 100 x 50kg bags of maize @ $20/bag 10 x 50kg bags of rice @ $40/bag 10 x 50kg bags of beans @ $70/bag 20 x Cartons of soap @ $15/carton 10 x Bales of sugar @ $25/bale 10 x Bales of salt @ $15/bale 20 litres of cooking oil @ $5/litre Medicine - $300 Hygiene kits - $200 Thick plastic sheeting for shelter - $500 Buckets and pots - $300 Sheridan (the nawi member who set up the crowd funder) will transfer money over to Khama Chowa (who is a village elder, community leader and has been facilitating the village's relief efforts) via Western Union transfer as soon as we raise the £4,000. Additional funds raised will be used to cover the cut taken by GoFundMe as well as the costs of transfer, and will go to Kachipanda for additional expenses    
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Thanks for all our support so far! It’s amazing that after just over a week, we have raised enough for the Kachipanda community to be resourced with the life-sustaining nourishment, medicines and equipment they need and deserve. The funds will be transferred over to village elder and community organiser Khama Chowa via Western Union in the coming week.

We are taking this opportunity to extend our target to £6000, to provide more reliable support to communities trying to rebuild from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. The additional funds raised will be used to cover the cut taken by GoFundMe and the costs of transfer. The funds raised will go to Kachipanda for additional expenses, and we will share further funds with Zimbabweans In The Diaspora, raising money for the Chimanimani area in Zimbabwe for the collection and storage, transportation and distribution of physical donations from the UK to the affected areas through their gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/wvhwu-5000

Please keep donating and sharing!
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THE #NAWI4MALAWI FUNDRAISER HAS HIT £4,000

We are overjoyed to tell you that our fundraising target has been met! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and helped out, making completing this first stage possible so quickly. As a result of your donations, medicine, food, and shelter will now reach a community whose lives have been turned upside down by Cyclone Idai. Maize, rice, and beans can be bought and distributed while crops are re-grown; temporary shelter can be erected with sheeting; lariam and mosquito nets can be distributed to prevent malaria outbreaks. In the realest sense your donations will save lives.

Practical solidarity is a political act. When we team up practical solidarity with a vision and strategy for how we will transform a system to enable the liberation of all people, we begin to step into our true power. Our fam in the global south are always on the frontlines, always resisting. At a time when there is so much press and commentary about climate change prevention, the silence around Idai has been deafening. Mobilising to come through with this resource is one way of us standing beside them, and we will continue fundraising to support them in living with dignity and joy.

Thank you!

Big Love,
NAWI Collective
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Created April 17, 2019
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