Poor Rural Ugandan Communities During Isolation:
Help Nyaka provide essential supplies and community education
Soap, water, medicines and food are all things we pretty much take for granted.
Imagine then living in a remote, mountainous, rural area on an income of less than $2 a day and having little money for such essentials.
Imagine being a grandmother, who has lost her own children, but is raising up to 12 biological and non-biological grandchildren whilst struggling to grow crops and pay school fees.
Imagine facing the coronavirus pandemic, isolation and illness under these circumstances.
Please imagine what Uganda is facing, and help us prepare and protect Nyaka as shown here. The urgency is clear.
Nyaka was started because of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Nyaka has served for 19 years this year, responding not only to the AIDS crisis but Ebola, SARS and other similar outbreaks. We are confident that this pandemic too shall pass but we must work together, stay together, and continue to encourage one another.
AS COVID-19 continues to spread globally, it has now reached countries with weak health systems that are far less prepared to combat the disease. As of April 01, 2020, Uganda has reported 44 confirmed cases and the country has proactively taken measures to prevent further spread with the closure of schools and public social spaces.
Nyaka supports 15,000 foster grandmothers caring for biological and non-biological children who are orphaned or vulnerable. Nyaka is working to provide access to basic supplies and community education - focusing on keeping safe during this pandemic and supporting access to educational content while children are out of school.
Your donation to our GoFundME campaign is vital to Nyaka’s efforts to continue this support to vulnerable community members with essential items such as soap, water, medicine and food.
Alongside Ugandan government efforts to continue to share accurate information on COVID-19, Nyaka has led awareness raising radio campaigns on preventative measures, and the identification of local support response systems for COVID-19 across two districts.
Thank you for helping to keep Nyaka safe.