Fighting the spread of the corona pandemic forces us to face enormous challenges. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the number of infections and caused deaths has been increasing quickly in many parts of the world. At the same time, the need for help of many poor families has increased globally, because food is generally more difficult to obtain and food prices have risen. The number of employed day-laborers has reduced and many healthcare as well as supply systems are overloaded. Since the beginning of the crisis in March 2020, it was perfectly clear to us that we and our partner in Uganda, KIDA, want to start an emergency relief campaign to support the local people in need.
Corona Campaign 2020 – Emergency Relief Packages for Mukono, Uganda
Emergency Relief Packages for 258 families in Uganda
Together with our partner KIDA (Katosi Intercommunity Development Alliance) in the south of Mukono, we started a Corona emergency relief campaign as quick as possible to teach the most needy (single mothers and their families, people with handicaps, the elderly and children) about Covid-19 and to provide them with care packages. This region in Uganda is especially hit by the restrictions of the government to contain the further spread of the virus.
Our partner KIDA has chosen 258 families (all in all 1.303 persons) out of three different target groups:
- 131 families without parents, led by children and teenagers aged 10 to 18 years
- 81 families of single mothers
- 6 families with elderlies and people with handicaps
One package cost about 54 € and contained:
40 kg corn flour (90 lb)
10 kg beans (22,55 lb)
10 kg rice (22,55 lb)
2 kg salt (4,5 lb)
3 l oil (0,79 gl)
5 bars of soap
Status and Realization
.KIDA has already obtained 12.726 € by Visions for Children e.V., so that 258 families could be supported. The distributed goods were purchased in a local trade centre of the region Kisoga, in the south of Mukono. Furthermore, the surplus of donations of the Ramadan Emergency Relief Campaign for Kabul 2020 (almost 10.000€) was transferred to KIDA to expand the campaign to all assessed families in need.