2nd Food Distribution: 25 tons to 2,150 families

“On 17th May 2019, around 6pm, we managed to load 2 boats in Ibo, one with 350 family food kits which had been flown into Ibo Island and stored at Ibo Island Lodge. We spent the night on one of the small boats, and started the following day, 18th May 2019, around 2am, reaching the mainland at 7am, around the same time the boat from Pemba arrived with a further 800 family food kits.

“The Nema/Guludo team, villages leaders and members of the communities were already there, waiting for us. After offloading the 2 small boats, we waited for the high tide, and used the small boats to offload the cargo from the big boat.

“Each kit contained 7kg of rice, 7 kg of beans, 7kg of cornflour, 1kg of salt, 1kg of sugar, 1l of cooking oil and 1 bar of soap. We divided the 1150 family food kits amongst 5 villages and the Nema team, along with the village leaders and Guludo staff, distributed the food to each village.

“We want to thank the big list of donors who reached out to Nema Foundation including The Abu Bakar family, ASM Lda, Azul Consultorias, Baia de Jazz / Unidos por Cabo Delgado, Berryjuice Construction, Bholoja, Sanele, and Edward Wolf, BMG Bearing Man, Capulana, Chelsea Security, Ciro Pharmacy, Cobo Lda, Colégio Teológico Pemba, Concord Safety, Conselho Empresarial da Provincia Cabo Delgado-CTA, Custom Timbers Lda, DD Investimentos, Go To Pemba, Ibo Bridge, Ibo Island Lodge, INGC, International School of Pemba, Iris Global Relief, Kaia Village, Kauri Resort, Mr Babu and family, Kihavo Ministerio, The Liberty Project, Lamukani, Mercado Indigo, Ministerio Raiz da Verdade , Mission Aviation Fellowship, Miti Lda, Moza Banco, MZ Pronto, The Nautilus Hotel, Oikos, Mr Osman Yacob and family, Radio de Moçambique, Radio Nuro. Radio Zumbo, Reef Investimentos, Safari Air, Safi Car Rentals, Mr Julio Sethy and family, Technology Services, Vamoz and The Widow's Might.”

Gustavo Dias
Charity Manager, Nema Foundation