You can still help
The impact of the Covid virus has extended for much longer than we had hoped and it has become clear that support will need to continue well into 2021. While we have already helped many families to survive and some to become self-sustaining, we continue bringing diverse support, including food and hygiene items, training on growing crops and raising animals, and tutoring. As the situation is evolving quickly, we are continually adapting our support to respond best to the current needs.
Here are some of the ways we are helping right now
Thousands of parents who lost their jobs more than 9 months ago are unable to provide for their families. We are providing weekly food and hygiene items to many of these families with more families still joining the program every week.
We are providing vegetable seeds to grow their own garden and animals to raise for food (chickens, ducks, pigs, frogs) in order to promote self-sustainability. As a result, some families are no longer dependent on us providing food.
Schools have been closed now for over 9 months. Our team expanded very quickly to provide study groups in the village for kids to continue their studies. This is extremely important for teenagers as many are thinking about dropping out of school (prematurely) and looking for a job.