Corona Action 2020 – Emergency aid packages for Mukono, Uganda
Combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic presents us all with major challenges. Since the outbreak of the respiratory disease COVID-19, the number of infections and deaths has continued to rise rapidly in many parts of the world. At the same time, it became increasingly difficult and expensive for many poorer families around the world to procure food. It is difficult to earn money as a day laborer and health and care systems are overburdened. As soon as the crisis started at the beginning of March, it was clear to us that we wanted to launch an emergency aid campaign together with our partner KIDA in Uganda to provide support to particularly needy groups of people living there.
PROBLEM SOLUTION: EMERGENCY AID PACKAGES FOR 258 FAMILIES IN UGANDA
Together with our partner KIDA (Katosi Intercommunity Development Alliance) in the south of Mukono, we acted as quickly as possible and launched a corona emergency aid campaign to educate people in need (single mothers and their families, people with disabilities, elderly people and children) and provide them with food parcels. This region of Uganda is particularly affected by the government’s measures to contain the further spread of the virus.
Our partner organization KIDA provided care for 258 families (equivalent to 1,303 people) from three different target groups:
131 families living in households headed by young people (aged between 10 and 18)
81 Families of single mothers
6 Families with older people and people with disabilities
A package for the price of approx. 54 € contained: 40 kg maize flour, 10 kg beans, 10 kg rice, 2 kg salt, 3 liters of oil and 5 bars of soap.
DONATION STATUS AND IMPLEMENTATION
KIDA had already received €12,726 from Visions for Children e.V., with which 258 families could be supported. The food distributed for the emergency aid packages came from a trading center in the south of Mukono, in the Kisoga region. In addition, the surplus donations from the 2020 Ramadan emergency aid campaign in Kabul were transferred to KIDA so that the campaign can be extended to more families in need.