The devastating effects of the flood in Opuoma, Obiakpu, Mmahu and Abacheke communities in Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State have become unbearable with over 25,000 inhabitants displaced from their homes.

Now, there is sudden hunger in these communities that were originally the food basket of Imo State. As oil producing communities already suffering the devastating effects of the oil exploration activities on their land, environment and water resources, the effects of the flood have added more salt to injury.

The situation is pitiable as people of these communities have become more impoverished with the loss of their houses, farmlands, properties, etc. to the flood. Worse still is their deteriorating health conditions following the lack of good drinking water and shelter as well as the famine that suddenly broke up in the area.

The negative impacts of the flood have also hit the entire Imo Community and its environs with the sharp rise in cost of food items, such as rice, beans, garri, etc. Today, in Owerri, a cup of garri now sells for fifty naira (N50) while twenty cups were sold for only two hundred naira (N200) last two weeks. In Egbema, a cup of garri now sells for one hundred naira (N100).

In order to assist the government in alleviating the sufferings of these victims in Egbema, Imo State, we in African Youth Development Foundation through our “Put a Smile on Someone’s Face Project” are mobilizing both financial and non-financial resources from the general public.

The immediate needs of these victims include: food items, water, clothing, temporary housing and healthcare services.

We are therefore asking you to send us food items, clothing, medical supplies, etc or make a donation NOW! No amount is too small, over 75 currencies are acceptable on our highly secured online donation portal at

To make a donation NOW, please, click here!

Remember, he that gives to the poor and those in need is lending to the Lord and the Lord will pay him back, even more than he has given…

Click here NOW

God bless you and thanks in advance for your kind donations!

Sincerely yours,

Put a Smile on Someone’s Face Project Team,

African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF),

9 Mbari Street (2nd Floor, Flat 1), Ikenegbu Lay Out, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Tel: +234 (0) 803 870 2075, +234 (0) 818 102 2662,

E-mail:, website:




African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF) is a not-for-profit development organization established in Nigeria in 1999 to mobilize resources and to promote and support sustainable youth empowerment and rural development initiatives in Africa. Our Mission is to cost-effectively empower young people; women and children choose a better future for themselves through facilitating sustainable youth and rural development initiatives. In AFRYDEF, we envision a society where children, youths and women are viewed as assets and resources, and thus encouraged to develop their full potentials. For more information, please, visit or call +234 (0) 803 870 2075 or email:
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