The initial response to the Mozambique disasters was by a DARTs from Australia.
While in country they were supported by Rotarians in Mozambique and South Africa.
Volunteers Dave Tuzewski and Peter Collins have been training the local people in the use of the Sawyer Filters.
Each filter when fitted to a bucket provides safe drinking water for a family.
The filters were donated by Disaster Aid Australia, and its Disaster Aid Partners in Canada and Brazil.
Two DAUK & Ireland DART Volunteers, Peter Hazell and Suzie Vaill, arrived in Mozambique on June 4th carrying a further 100 Sawyer water filters.
While in country they worked closely with the Chimoio Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Beira.
Coordination was with Mozambique National Institute of Disaster Management and both WASH and Shelter Clusters
In addition to distributing the Water filters they also worked on shelter projects.
76 families in 2 villages of Machacuaari and Machabonha were supported in the construction of transitional shelters.
The support included:
- Information on building back better
- Purchasing materials
More information can be found on the Disaster UK and Ireland website