In the months that followed Cyclone Idai, Mwalija came together as a community to rebuild.
“What gave us the strength to move from the camp to this place were the tarpaulins that we received. When we came here, we had space, we could live freely.”
Community, whether a village, group or extended family, helps recovery in many ways.
Living with friends, family and neighbours around you provides physical, material and emotional support. Communities work together and help each other. Communities help people to earn a living and build resilience. A strong community lifts the spirit of the people living in it.