Not Just Talking: Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief Fund
The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will take place on Wednesday 12th June, to raise money for victims of Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth
A major networking event for participants of aef, the tournament will take place at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims.
Cyclone Idai was the deadliest storm in the South-West Indian Ocean in more than 100 years, with over 1,000 killed. One month on and the impact is raising fears that a massive cholera epidemic could break out, with more than 4,000 registered cases and 7 fatalities already.
How will the investment help those affected?
EnergyNet has committed £20,000 to provide 1,350 WakaWaka Solar Lanterns and Power+ Solar Charging Power Packs to support those shut off from energy, who live in darkness once the sun goes down as a result of the cyclone.
Working with WakaWaka and the Miracle Mission Trust, an organization which facilitates sustainable transformation for Zimbabwean communities, EnergyNet’s current donation alone will benefit over 5,000 individuals in frontline communities within two weeks of the investment being made.
"When recovering from a disaster nothing is more frightening than to have to spend your evenings in utter darkness. Having light is a basic necessity, enabling people to pick up their lives after sunset, to cook, work and do homework. WakaWaka can literally enlighten, perhaps even brighten the lives of people." Camille van Gestel, Founder of WakaWaka