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Fighting the spread of Corona has forced us to face enormous challenges. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the number of infections and related deaths has been increasing quickly in many parts of the world. At the same time, the need for help for many poor families has increased globally because food has become generally more difficult to obtain and food prices have risen. The number of employed day-labourers has reduced and many healthcare as well as supply systems are overloaded. Since the beginning of the crisis in March 2020, it has been 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.
Together with our partner, KIDA (Katosi Intercommunity Development Alliance), we started a Corona emergency relief campaign in the south of Mukono, as quickly as we could in order to teach the neediest people (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 has been hit especially hard by the restrictions of the government put in place to contain the spread of the virus.
Our partner, KIDA, has chosen 258 families (all in all 1,303 people) out of three different target groups:
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
KIDA has already obtained €12,726 by Visions for Children e.V., so that 258 families were able to 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.