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Project information

Emergency Relief Fund

In response to the IDAI cyclone, iDE proposes FRRF, which will work with existing relief agencies to (1) ensure Beira and surrounding areas are provided with immediate emergency relief kits, and (2) that families are equipped to respond to the damages and begin reconstruction.

March 2019 - March 2020

Charity information: iDE Global

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  • Need


    The IDAI Cyclone will have strong repercussions on the provinces of Manica and Sofala in terms of emergency relief and rebuilding infrastructure, markets and value chains (in quantity and quality). The region faces the imminent threat of famine seeing as most crops have been washed away, while factors such as urban migration and cholera present undoubtedly another devastating prospect for the stability of the region and the country as a whole. However, the principle concern is emergency relief


    We will apply a market systems approaches to relief efforts. Our rural sales agents that usually sell inputs to farmers will serve as focal points for the distribution of emergency relief kits particularly at IDP camps. Our existing marketplaces that connect farmers to buyers in a physical location, will be used to facilitate and subsidize logistics. We can leverage our network to link various types of emergency relief to remote populations affected by the cyclone within a 50 km

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Fund Emergency Support Packages


    » Basic kits including water disinfectants, blankets, staple and non-perishable foods, basic hygiene kits, jerry cans and plastic rolls for shelter.
    » Transport logistics that will allow kits to be transported to the most affected families
    » Focus in IDP shelters in Manica and Sofala and distribute reliable food aid
    » iDE Manages linkages between food aid suppliers and shelter, ensuring that aid arrives in a timely and reliable manner.

    What success will look like

    The focus will be on impact and households reached over the emergency period.

    Aim 2

    iDE Reconstruction Packages


    » Tool kit, cement, sand and enough material for 1 aluminum roof
    » Cover logistical distribution costs

    What success will look like

    Again, the number of household reached during the reconstruction period.

    Aim 3

    Support iDE’s efforts to scale the Farmer Resilience and Rebuilding Fundraiser on a global basis.


    » Private companies, foundations and organizations commit to various support packages on an online page during the emergency and reconstruction period
    » iDE serves as the liaison between the sponsor and the last mile households.
    » Monthly reports and updates will be shared with sponsors so that they have a sense of each family’s progress.

    What success will look like

    Ability to set up an online fundraising platform whereby people can donate from various parts of the world.

  • Impact


    The goal of the FRRF is to leverage our existing footprint the in the region to concretely rebuild the sustainability of farmers along the Beira Corridor. In the long-term, these funds will position iDE to restore resilient supply chains, ensuring food security for last mile households.


    Principal risks include force majeure, prolonged flooding, limited road access, and communication. There is also an obvious security challenged. All of which iDE is well positioned to deal with based on our 9 years of experience in the region. Further iDE has a network of rural change agents and technicians, known as Farmer Business Advisors, who are conducting assessments of the damages. These assessments strengthen our ability to respond to these risks


    Donors will receive a monthly email report on the project and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans. Our monitoring and evaluation team will track progress against our aims and ensure we are on track to through our Salesforce-based management information system.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,300 Fund Emergency Support Package Basic emergency kits
      £1,000 Fund Emergency Support Package Transport of kits
      £5,000 Fund Emergency Support Package IDP Shelter Support
      £200 Fund Emergency Support Package Linkages between food supplier and shelter
      £4,000 IDE Reconstruction Package Reconstruction Packages
      £500 IDE Reconstruction Package cover logistics of distribution of reconstruction packages
      £500 Scale Resilience and Rebuild Commitment to support packages
      £500 Scale Resilience and Rebuild Liaison between sponsor and farmer
  • Background


    On March 15th, the worst cyclone in a decade hit Mozambique’s second most populous city, Beira. Building have collapsed and bridges have flooded, limiting access to Beira to only air and sea. Entire districts are underwater, with more flooding expected. Agriculture is the main productive activity in many of the impacted districts, indicating that thousands of impacted individuals have not only lost homes, but also their livelihood.


    Broadly, iDE’s FRRF will benefit all those impacted by the IDAI cyclone in Sofala and Manica province by improving their long-term food security and short-term reconstruction. Specifically, iDE will target rural farmers, specifically in Manica and Sofala provinces.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    iDE entered Mozambique in 2010 promoting an integrated value chain development approach to increase productivity and income for smallholder farmers. We currently work and operate in six provinces, including Sofala and Manica. As the leading agribusiness NGO in the Beira Corridor, iDE will bring incomparable value in assessing and implementing long-term reconstruction efforts of the region through enhanced food security and stable market connections.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Stefano Gasparini

    iDE Mozambique’s Country Director, with over 28 years of agribusiness experience in Africa, including nearly 20 years in Mozambique.

    Melba Mugassy

    Program Manager based in Beira with 25 years of experience in rural agricultural development.

    Ivan Dunduro

    M&E Director who will directly supervise the monitoring and evaluation of all activities proposed in this project.

    Wedissoni Conjera

    Finance Director with over 18 years of experience in accounting and overseeing several grants programs in Mozambique.