Cyclone-affected Zimbabweans get help from Pune Rotarian

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 29 April 2019

“The cyclone affected 12,249 households across the four districts including Chimanimani, Chipinge, Mutare and Buhera. With incessant rain and heavy winds of cyclone Idai that had severely affected inhabitants and essential services, an appeal was raised by Zimbabwe United Nation Association (ZUNA) to immediately respond to Idai Cyclone." Pathak said.

PUNE: After the tropical cyclone Idai made a landfall in Zimbabwe on March 15, Rahul Pathak from Pune, a member of Rotary Club of Kothrud Pune and Director of Aquaplus Disaster Management in Shivane, helped cyclone-hit Zimbabwe by deploying water filters along with cholera kits and tablets.

Pathak’s company makes mobile water filtration equipment and they are used by international agencies and NGOs. 

“The cyclone affected 12,249 households across the four districts including Chimanimani, Chipinge, Mutare and Buhera. With incessant rain and heavy winds of cyclone Idai that had severely affected inhabitants and essential services, an appeal was raised by Zimbabwe United Nation Association (ZUNA) to immediately respond to Idai Cyclone. Aqua Plus Disaster Management and Hind Pharma through their CSR funds pledged community-based water filtration kits, 55,000 chlorine tablets and 10 cholera kits,” Pathak said.

He revealed that after fellow Rotarian Satish Khade’s appeal, the aid was airlifted in the first week of April from India to Zimbabwe.

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