May 9, 2015
Africa’s largest supermarket chain, Shoprite, initiated support for some of the more than 200 000 people that have been displaced by flash flooding in Malawi since heavy rains started in the middle of January.
In partnership with Transit Freight Co-ordinators, Shoprite delivered more than 3487 185 Kwacha (USD$ 7720) worth of products that include maize meal, sunflower oil, water treatment solutions and sanitary products donated by Pioneer Foods, Willowton, Nestlé, Imana and Premier FMCG.
The products that left the Shoprite Distribution Centre in Centurion (South Africa) on 31 January were handed out on 7 February with the assistance of the District Commissioner of the Chikwawa region, Mr Lapozo. The Shoprite truck visited sites with the greatest need for assistance and basic necessities within the Chikwawa and Blantyre regions.
Furthermore Shoprite has continuously delivered freshly baked breads along with donations from customers and suppliers in the Chikwawa region. These donations include old clothes, maize meal, tea, water, biscuits and other non-perishables.
In support of the Karongo region Shoprite invited their Malawian customers to donate products for flood victims by filling donation trolleys at their Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Karongo stores. These products, valued at 396 271 Kwacha (USD$ 877), were handed out on 4 February by Shoprite Management.
With initiatives like this Shoprite constantly strives to improve the lives of Africans and support the communities they operate in, all over Africa.