Driven by young people committed to see more lives saved, Higherlife Foundation and Delta Philanthropies, are inviting other young people to join their campaign in a bid to support and stand with other young people impacted by Cyclone Idai that hit Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi on 15 March 2019.
“When cyclone IDAI hit, we saw images and videos of people standing in queues with donations. Inspired by their tenacity and generosity, we have decided to ‘join the queue’, bringing together Africans, all over the world, who want to help in what has become the biggest humanitarian crisis to hit the region,” says Elizabeth Masiyiwa, Executive Director of Delta Philanthropies.
The model of the campaign is simple: give and share.
We have set up a crowdfunding campaign for individuals and partners to
contribute to efforts on the ground to all three countries.
On Wednesday March 27th, at 1PM GMT, we will begin with a coordinated
social media blast. Alongside our crowdfunding goal, we want to tell a
powerful story that Africans and friends of Africa can stand together in
response to the crisis. We know that some do not have the capacity to
give but they can use their voice to stand with those affected.
Idai’s goal is to raise $200,000 in 45 days through a GoFundMe page.
With Delta Philanthropies, Higherlife Foundation and partners on the
ground, our response strategy will seek to recover, restore and
rebuild. Floods and winds destroyed businesses, schools, clinics,
churches, roads and communications infrastructure. The devastation of
this disaster has left whole parts of towns in Mozambique under water.
Cyclone Idai: The Numbers
900,000 children orphaned, separated and displaced
2.5 million people affected
will go beyond providing for immediate needs such as water and shelter.
The goal is to enable affected groups to gain the strength and
self-confidence to make a fresh start, rebuild their homes, go back to
work, return to the classroom and reclaim their rightful role in
society. Delta Philanthropies will match the same, doubling any return