On May 4, 2021, UNDP Resident Representative, Shigeki KOMATSUBARA visited HFHM Disaster Recovery Project sites in Zomba district, including: safe, green and climate-resilient houses for most vulnerable flood-affected households; community markets; and water points. The project is supported by Governments of China and Japan. Under China funding, HFHM concluded the construction of 180 disaster resilient houses and Ventilated Improved Pit latrines on 31st March, 2021. Under Japan funding, HFHM is expected to complete the construction of 200 houses by July 2021 under Japan funding.
One of the key objectives of the visit was to appreciate the progress and impact of the project in the targeted communities. KOMATSUBARA toured the houses, markets, and water points and had the opportunity to communicate with the project beneficiaries, who shared their first-hand experience and satisfaction of benefiting from the project.