Malene lives with her siblings and her dad in a house made from a few sheets of tin and plywood perched on a riverbank. Malene's mum has to work away so she is often not at home. Every year there are floods, and Malene's house has already been destroyed once in her short life. During floods Malene and her family have to spend days sleeping on the floor of an evacuation centre. With your help, we'll be there to provide hot meals and emergency supplies during those floods.
Malene and her family have already lost their home and their possessions multiple times, but the physical loss isn't the most devastating part of living with floods - it's the constant fear. Their house isn't safe when the floodwaters come, as they inevitably will, and when they have to evacuate they can't take anything with them a not even food. In past years, they've had to go without until floodwaters receded. That makes evacuation frightening, dangerous and uncomfortable.
By providing the funds we need to stockpile food and water you'll take the fear out of evacuation for Malene, her family, and families like hers. With your help, they'll know their basic needs will be met during times of crisis.
Many families don't evacuate during floods because they fear being trapped without food and water. By stockpiling these basic needs ahead of time, families will be able to evacuate without fear. If we can encourage early evacuation, we can save lives.