Meals being loaded onto truck for shipment to Mozambique
Helping people helps wildlife. SCI members have a long history of “Paying it Forward” around the world. The SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag Program brings much needed humanitarian aid to some of the most remote corners of the world.
To help those in need following the devastation of Cyclone Kenneth, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) has partnered with the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) to provide humanitarian relief to the children of Mozambique. Funding from SCIF is going to provide meals and clothing to help children in need impacted by this recent natural disaster.
According to Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), 38 people were killed by Cyclone Kenneth, while another 35,000 homes were destroyed or damaged. Thousands who were already living on the brink of poverty including children were left to live in very poor conditions with little or nothing to eat. To help, SCIF and IWFF have teamed up to provide meals and clothing to children in areas hardest hit by Cyclone Kenneth.
“The money from SCIF will make an enormous difference in the lives of these people. Together, we will be sending 34,000 meals to Mozambique along with fishing gear, knives and clothing,” said Retha Van Der Merwe, IWFF CEO. “The IMMUNOMEALS that we are sending contain extra vitamins and minerals as well as milk powder with extra Calcium. The powdered meals can be mixed with warm or cold water to make nutritious shakes or a bowl of porridge. IWFF has delivered products like this before to other impacted areas and has seen firsthand how this helps growing children.”
Retha van der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer of IWFF notes this food is easily transported and prepared to feed children but is also great for adults as well. IWFF has arranged transportation and distribution of these much needed items, including getting the clothing and these meals to those in Mozambique hardest hit by Cyclone Kenneth.
Helping those in need, especially youth living in poverty in Africa, is a core commitment by SCI Foundation.