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Tzu Chi relief action in Swaziland for hungry victims
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Wednesday, August 1, 2007
With about 40 percent of Swaziland's one million people facing acute food and water shortages, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation South Africa branch, with the help of donor Tex Ray Group, offered a timely response to provide food for 2,000 hungry families in Lavumisa, south of Swaziland on 28 and 29 July 2007.
After one month of arrangements in Swaziland, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed food in Sigwe, Somntongo and Matsanjeni district in Lavumisa, 2,000 families received relief pack. Each relief package contains 25 kg maize meal, 5kg sugar beans, 5 litre cooking oil, 1kg brown sugar, 500 grams coarse salt, 10matches, 4 candles, blankets and jacket.
Tzu Chi Foundation and Tex Ray Group of Companies will also donate 20 water tanks to communities ravaged by drought.
Tzu Chi Foundation is currently evaluating possible relief plan for the hungry families.
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