Violet Frank’s two grandchildren serve as reminders of her missing daughter-in-law.
It is feared her name will be added to those of more than 300 who died when Cyclone Freddy struck Malawi at the beginning of the week.
The government of Madagascar says a powerful storm which battered the east coast of the island is now known to have killed at least seven people.
At least one person has died after a tropical cyclone battered Madagascar’s east coast, with heavy rain and powerful winds tearing roofs off houses and triggering a storm surge.
The authorities in Madagascar on Monday say that at least two million people will be affected once Cyclone Freddy makes landfall in the eastern part of the country.