Earlier this year, Southern Malawi suffered from some of the worst floods in more than 40 years. For almost three months, ShelterBox response teams worked to reach people in the districts of Zomba, Chikwawa and Mulanje who had lost their homes and possessions to the floodwaters.
One of these people was 90-year-old Aniya Hassan, who takes care of her five orphaned grandchildren by herself. When the river started to rise, one of the children raised the alarm and Aniya called for help. She has trouble walking, so some of the villagers came to help carry her to the safety of higher land. They managed to dig out a few possessions, but the flood washed the rest away.
In this video Aniya talks about the disaster and how much she appreciates the help she has received from ShelterBox and its supporters.