We've reached 53% of our target for regular support for Casa Reom as they look after the boys and help other local families still recovering from Cyclone Idai.
Can you help us get to our full target?
The Trust have decided to create an Emergency Support Fund so that Casa Reom can repair the damage caused by cyclone Eloise as well as respond to the needs of the community around.
The fund will be ongoing so Casa Reom can continue to provide people in the local community with materials to repair their homes or to provide emergency aid.
After Cyclone Idai hit Beira in March 2019, Casa Reom where among the first organisations to respond. Because we have an established network with good local links, the YWAM staff were able to mobilise on the day the cyclone struck and have a significant role in the international response to the crisis. Casa Reom Trust launched the CycloneAppeal within days and we had an amazing response from supporters and people concerned to help. Within the folloiwng weeks the money raised was already being used to provide emergency aid while may other charities were only beginning their fund-raising appeals.
Read more about what was achieved as well as the ongoing work to help local people in Beira now that many of the relief organisations have left the area.
With most of the aid organisations having left Beira, Casa Reom is at the centre of efforts to support the people of Beira recover from Cyclone Idai.
Casa Reom Trust wants to help more but we are currently facing a shortage of general funds to support the ongoing work of Casa Reom. Would you be willing to support us on a regular basis? It is easy to set up a standing order from your bank account to help make a diference.
During the past month 7 families whose homes were destroyed by cyclone Idai have received the keys for their new houses. This YWAM project, managed by staff at Casa Reom, is showing the people of Beira a method of building stronger homes. The families who will live in these homes now have a new start and fresh hope for the future.
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The Sulemane family continues to recover at home following the horrific attack on Nelio at the end of December. The doctors say he is expected to fully recover from the physical and mental injuries sustained in the attack.
The Emergency Recovery Fund raised over £1,000 and these funds have already been sent and received. You can see by this photo that the family have been able to get additional security gates and bars made and fitted to their house. The money will also cover all the medical/hospital costs incurred as well as repairing damage to the house and replacement of locks.
The family wish to say thank you to those who responded. They are really touched by this support that they had not expected.
Why not give a gift that makes a difference this Christmas.
We've teamed up with Making a Difference to bring you Christmas Cards and Gift Vouchers for Casa Reom, including some special Casa Reom designs like the one shown here.
You can choose from over 1300 designs, customise your message/text, upload your own photos, send an audio or video message and have them delivered by post, email or text message.