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KwaZulu Natal Emergency Appeal

KwaZulu Natal

Communities count the cost after KZN floods

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About the project:

April brought devastating floods to the coastal provinces of KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape, causing significant loss of life and extensive damage to property.

More than 435 people, 57 of them school children, were killed following heavy rain. Over almost two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people were without running water, and major roads, transportation, communication, and electrical systems were still impacted by the flooding. Communities in KwaZulu Natal are still reeling from the damage caused by unprecedented civil unrest and looting less than a year ago, and this disaster has set recovery efforts back even further.

The challenge:

Masibambisane Créche, a pre-school in the Mageza area of KwaZulu Natal was one of the victims of the deadly deluge. “We received a desperate appeal for help from Mrs Rose Hlengwa, the school’s principal. With your help, this deserving centre received a container classroom in 2018, but the land on which it was standing subsided under the pressure of the floodwater, causing the classroom to shift, damaging the entire building. It has been forced to temporarily close,” said Marion Wagner, Director of Breadline Africa.

Mrs Hlengwa has appealed to Breadline Africa to help them get the classroom back onto solid ground, as she is unable to fund the cost of repairs and insurance is a luxury far beyond the pre-school’s reach.

“We know that this is just the beginning. We will receive many more requests for assistance – and we will help however we can,” added Marion.

 

The need:

“We know that this is just the beginning. We will receive many more requests for assistance – and we will help however we can,” added Marion.

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Your contribution is what keeps us going.

On behalf of the children, we thank you for your kindness and support.