Jesuits Southern Africa has launched a support initiative aimed at raising US$3 million to invest in the reconstruction of infrastructure in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

Under the theme: ‘Towards Recovery, Restoration and Reconstruction, the Jesuits intend to raise the money towards rebuilding schools, hospitals and houses in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

The Jesuits are also seeking to provide food assistance and psychological support to vulnerable households.

“As we have witnessed the disaster which took place last month, the church has proposed to provide psychological lectures to people traumatised by the disaster,” said Bishop Horan of Mutare Dioceses.

Jesuits Zimbabwe – Mozambique Province representative, Father Chiedza Chimhanda said they are focused on restoring normal life in affected areas in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

“We are focusing on the long-time preparation towards restoration on broken structures and lives,” he said.

Jesuits, also known as the Society of Jesus, is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church for men engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry, education and intellectual research, across many nations.