Children, women and girls with disabilities living in informal settlements have been adversely affected COVID-19. It has not only led to an economic crunch nationally but also at household level since 80% of Nairobi’s populace is dependent on daily earnings. Families in low income communities are particularly hard hit as they are experiencing challenges in meeting their basic needs. With reduced income, they have limited ability to purchase food items,menstrual hygiene, medication and other supports.
We are providing critical food, medication, sanitation and menstrual hygiene supplies to children and women with disabilities in 4 urban slums (Kibera, Kawangware, Mathare and Mukuru) in Nairobi, Kenya. We aim to reach 500 families that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To support the livelihoods that have been affected by the pandemic & build their resilience, we will provide micro-grants to sustain their small businesses.
Our COVID-19 response targets at risk families and individuals in our Health and Wellbeing, Inclusive Education and Women and Girl Empowerment Program. We have mapped out 500 families and individuals in Kibera, Kawangware,Mathare and Mukuru informal settlements that will benefit from the food and sanitation supplies provisions. This will include 255 Children with Disabilities and their families and 245 vulnerable women and girls.
Our efforts will support 500 families of children with disabilities and women with disabilities to navigate through the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic with dignity as well as build their resilience through livelihood support
$10 will provide 2 hygiene kits (4 months supply of sanitary pads, antibacterial soap and petroleum jelly)
$20 will provide 2 weeks supply of food items
$30 will buy a month’s supply of medication for a child with a disability
$60 will provide a special seat or standing aid for a child
$120 will provide food supplies for 3 months
$200 will provide a microgrant for a small business
$2,000 will provide microgrants for 10 businesses
The donations are distributed in a well-coordinated manner where we follow government guidelines such as keeping safe distance, wearing face masks and avoiding overcrowding.
We remain optimistic that we shall Overcome COVID-19.