Days of heavy constant rain (9th -13th April 2022) in Kwa Zulu Province caused severe flooding. As a result, 8,000 homes were damaged, 40,000 people were left homeless and 450 persons lost their lives. Electricity and water networks were also destroyed.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa (ELCSA) aims to assist at least 1,300 families with electronic vouchers sent through the beneficiary’s mobile phone to access emergency food and non-food items. The vouchers will be redeemed in major stores where they pay using the unique voucher number for each beneficiary.