COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic. About 800,000 people have been affected by it with countless fatalities. The spread of the disease has had a profound negative effect on the lives of the most vulnerable population, the orphaned and neglected children. We have a number of these cases in our village and with the government closing down schools, children have no place to go and they need food help as well as other protective products such as soaps, masks, and hand sanitizers to protect against the disease. Covid-19’s economic impacts have ended up affecting more poor Kenyans than the disease itself. The most affected are the orphaned and disabled children living with the elderly. These disabled, food deprived families are usually more fragile and less equipped to deal with this outbreak and are more likely to encounter higher mortality rates. In these times, especially, many people can not afford food.
This project tackles the issue from two angles. First, to keep these households alive and safe, it must provide well-balanced nutrition. Secondly, it must provide each household with bars of hand washing soap to be used daily along with adapted buckets to sanitize and prevent any potential spread of the disease between orphans. The project will also provide critical safety equipment such as face masks to protect them.
(1 mask + 1 sanitizer = $3.00).
A family of five would have a $15 expense.
With an average family income of $90 monthly, this is a significant burden.
A generous donation of $150 would provide protection for 10 families or 50 individuals.