Heavy rains damage Samaritan Trust property


Heavy stormy rains destroyed property in Blantyre, including structures at Samaritan Trust, Saturday evening.

The rains destroyed a classroom, hostels and others infrastructures which the trust rents out as one of their income generating activities.

Samaritan Trust Executive Director, Maggie Mukwena, said the damage would affect their operations.


“Preliminary assessment we have done this morning shows that we need at least K12 million for us to be back on our feet,” she said Sunday.

“Most of our children slept in a classroom which was not affected by the storm. Their blankets and clothes were soaked.”

Mukwena said the Trust needs support from well-wishers to help the children live in a safe environment.


“These are children and they need to be safe. We need urgent support in cash or material. The rains also soaked the maize we bought for the children,” she said.

The Trust engages in income generating activities such as pig farming but they cannot raise the K12 million for the project.

The institution takes care of street children, sending them to primary and secondary schools while others learn vocational skills before they are integrated back to the society.

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