Recovering after Typhoon Vongfong
Read how Nelcie ‘s life was turned upside down after the typhoon ripped her house apart, and how the family used their ShelterBox aid to return home.
Enoch and Mary live on a homestead in the village of Kadewere in the Zomba district of Malawi with their four children.
Despite being totally blind, Enoch knows every inch of his home, or he did until the rains came.
Just before Christmas in 2016, the monsoon rains started. But they weren’t like normal rains – they flooded rivers and brought devastating gales.
The winds blew the roof of Enoch and Mary’s house off and left them exposed. The torrential rains hammered down on the rest of the structure and shortly after, the walls crumbled.
All of their precious belongings were lost. They were left to sleep in the remains of the house, with no protection from the elements.
But for Mary, the worst was yet to come. She had to leave Enoch and the children and brave a long, frightening journey alone to find help from the nearest emergency camp.
Many miles and hours later she arrived and came across a ShelterBox team.
These aid items not only allowed the family to feel safe again after the devastating floods, but they also allowed them to start picking up the threads of daily life and start looking to the future.
Enoch recalls how safe he felt in his tent:
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