The United State government has promised the small scale farmers in the Chimanimani territory of Zimbabwe to donate additional $600,000 to help them recover their damages caused by the dense Cyclone which results to massive destruction of properties and also leave more than 1000 people dead and many missing across Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
According to the US press release dated 4th of July 2019, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will only release funds to its LEAD Trust and local partner to initiate the recovery in the next 12 month. The empowerment programme is meant to help local farmers to grow valuable crops, cereals, also to improve hygiene and nutrition. USAID will also provide small scales farmer 305 000 kg fertilizer and over 130 000 kg worth of procured seed.
Also as part of the US contribution before the promise of another $600,000 is the provision of Cyclone relief efforts through the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance which uplift the US Government total commitment on the programme to over $3 million till date.