ADPP delivers 19.5 tons of clothes to flood victims in Maputo province


ADPP Mozambique has officially delivered to the Maputo provincial government and the National Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (INGD), 19.5 tons of clothes for the flood victims in Maputo province. The donation corresponds to 3900 family kits of 5kg with classified clothing for men, women and children.


In the same act there was delivery 7 thousand liters of purified water, offered by ADPP's partner, ExxonMobil Moçambique Limitada.


The Governor of Maputo province, Júlio Paruque, praised the efforts that ADPP and its partners have undertaken whenever there are disasters in the country, and in Maputo province in particular.


The support in terms of clothing is extremely important because the clothes are to confer dignity and to restart life is a very wise support.


This gesture comes to confer what the ADPP brand is, helping Mozambicans to dress with dignity" - said the executive.Refer that the executive has pledged vigorously to get all donations to those in need, requiring for this a transparent management and flexibility in its channeling.


At the time of delivery, the representative of ADPP, Sebastião Mangue, said that ADPP has been following with concern the situation that prevails in Maputo province characterized by floods and therefore could not remain indifferent to the situation.


"We decided to mobilize support with our partner ExxonMobil to show solidarity with the affected families, providing the most urgent support through the delivery of clothing and drinking water, even recognizing that they lack so many other essentials.


"For the representative of ExxonMobil, Fernando Pegado, the act represents one more action of response to the human and material damage that Maputo province is facing in the current rainy season. 


"From the human point of view it is clear that primary needs such as shelter, clothing, food, drinking water are the highest priority, so ExxonMobil has collaborated with civil society demonstrating its compassion with vulnerable populations.


After the symbolic delivery, part of the products (clothes and water) were distributed to 86 families, corresponding to 396 people who are sheltered in the reception center of Massaca 2, in the district of Boane.

According to the beneficiaries, the quantity of clothes distributed to each family will largely supply the need for clothing since it includes all age groups.Nicolau Mara, First Secretary of the Massaca 2 circle, speaking of the day-to-day life of the center says that there is sufficiency of food goods including water, but there is a shortage of clothing.

"There is a great lack of clothing throughout the population because with the floods many people lost a lot of things, clothes were taken by the water, other part of the clothes were recovered, but after having been in the water for days they became torn and useless. 

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Tobifute Tsabetse, a mother of three, displaced from the Massaca 1 neighborhood, refers to the lack of clothes for her entire family, since the clothes previously distributed were not enough for her entire family.

"I'm quite satisfied because in my family I'm the only one who got clothes when we were first distributed, now the whole family will be able to have clothes because the kits were designed for all family members.

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