***Even though we have said a target of £2000 it is actually £6000 we just want to avoid charges for not making the target***
Yesterday Cyclone Dineo hit the Mozambique coastline hard and has devastated parts of the community. Winds of 130km/hr and 'tsunami like waves' impacted the Guinjata Bay community that Love The Oceans supports and we are appealing urgently for disaster relief. The priority is to fund repairs to the local school to ensure that education can continue in a safe environment for the children, and to help rebuild the coastal business operators in order to get parents back into work. Today we ask you to please give up your coffee, and instead donate this money to help a community rebuild. Every little bit you can contribute will make a HUGE difference to the Guinjata Bay community.
Love The Oceans commits that 100% of the funds raised will go directly to help rebuild those hardest hit. The Guinjata Bay area of Mozambique has no insurance coverage, and the community lives significantly below the poverty line, as such a rebuild must come out of their own pockets. Our focus on getting education and marine business back up and running is due to these being key activities in Guinjata that will not otherwise receive disaster relief.
The beach front dive centres in Guinjata are the key attractions for tourists, bringing people from all over the world to a safe place where they can enjoy the magnificent wonders of the ocean like the humpback whales and resident whale sharks. Tourists bring in crucial revenue to the local community, and without these dive centres the area would not be able to thrive. The dive centres provide jobs for the local community, and avenues for skills development in the marine space. Love the Oceans has been partnered with the local schools for the past 2 years in a commitment to improving the educational environment that we now seek to ensure its safe so that the children’s routine and education is minimally disrupted due to this disaster.
Please give anything you can and spread this message worldwide! So many people's livelihoods depend on this fundraiser and we need to pull together and show that a Cyclone will not destroy these people's homes and lives! Give as much or as little as you can spare, every little helps!
Love The Oceans is a UK and Mozambique registered Non-Profit. A full breakdown of spends can be provided upon request but will also be published publicly on our website (lovetheoceans.org) and on our social media when our target has been reached and the money sorted.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this fundraiser please contact [email protected]