HOW CAN KIBERA COPE WITH COVID-19 ?
How can people in a crowded settlement like Kibera wash their hands when water is scarce and already a huge part of the daily budget? How can they isolate themselves when everyone live in close proximity sharing toilets and shower rooms, when pathways are so narrow and street markets the only place to get food ?
Everyone is scared that the virus is going to hit Kibera very hard because social distancing is almost impossible.
What can we do ?
DONATE FOR MASKS
Uweza Foundation and Project Kenya decided as a first response to make soaps and DIY sanitizers within their young mothers program to give away around to their members. Then with the help of David Avido, Kibera famous fashion designer, they started to produce handmade cloth face masks as no medical masks are available for the local population.
OUR OBJECTIVE TODAY is to make 5,000+ masks within the next few days. Fabric is expensive!
One mask costs $3.
DONATE FOR FOOD PANTRY
One of our next challenge is to raise money for food. As schools which distribute two meals a day are closed, many parents won't be able to provide foods to their children. Isolation or lockdown mean no cash for the family because most people in Kibera are casual workers (under $2 a day in general). Next step for us and Uweza Foundation will be to identify people in extreme needs and distribute rice and corn flour to the families. We need your help to organize a food pantry as soon as possible.
$25 = One sack of 50kg rice and will feed a family for two months
$60 = cost of drinking water for 8 families for one month
$100 = 10 packs ( 2kg rice, 1kg sugar, 1kg beans, 1kg green gram, 1l cooking oil, 2kg maize meal flour, 250g tea leaves, 1 antiseptic soap, 500g detergent)
THANK YOU ALL!
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