How possible is it for people in a crowded settlement like Kibera slums wash /sanitize their hands when their is no safe running water which is also a rear commodity to the already overburdened population who lives below 2USD as 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 ?
Today what everyone feared has become a reality in the Kibera slums by recording the highest numbers of the COVID-19 positive cases in Nairobi and in the country in the last few days causing panic among the residents and the government at large due to the difficulty to observe social distancing due to the lack of that social space and lack of adequate face masks for the vulnerable population.
What can we do ?
DONATE FOR MASKS
Nairobi Christian Outreach Centre and Kibera Community Slum Development Program has partnered to give out handmade fabric face masks as no medical masks are available for the local population.
Our objective is to give out 5,000+ masks within the next few weeks. Each mask costs USD 1.
DONATE FOR FOOD BANK
One of our next challenge is to raise money for food. As schools which distribute two meals a day aren’t opening soon , many parents won't be able to provide for a meal 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 is to keep identifying people in extreme needs and supply them with the basic necessities such as rice and corn flour . We need your help to establish a food bank 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)