Currently, the Nigerian economy has been dwindling as there has been a lockdown for 6 weeks due to the outbreak. This has changed the way of life of Nigerians especially the poor living in rural communities. AnneGift Foundation is responding by administering short-term relief for some of these communities and making efforts for long-term relief for rural communities in Imeko (Ogun State), Erinmo (Osun State), Egbeda (Oyo State) and Makoko (Lagos State).
This lockdown has made many families face the reality of not being able to feed themselves and their families as all activities have been suspended. The self-employed and the marginalised women are finding it very difficult to feed their families during these trying times as they feed on hand to mouth. The aged that rely on the self-employed and well-wishers to feed can no longer feed as their primary sources which are mostly the self-employed are also faced with the hardship
Our experience with local communities over the years, our relationship with traditional rulers and chiefs afforded us to reach the families quickly, providing food & health supplies to help them survive. Through our local committee and chiefs, distributing relief packages and relief activities are effectively executed. We are Sharing relief and health supplies that sustain a family for 3 weeks and also use the medium to pass across all necessary precautions and safety guidelines against COVID-19
Corona Virus has shaken the entire fabric of existence, leaving a serious disruption to the lives of people especially those living in poverty. The provision of food and health supplies will help vulnerable families fight nutritional deficiencies and provision of health supplies and hygienic practices will curb the spread of this deadly virus in our rural communities. Economic sustenance through our long-term livelihood support will sustain the families after the end of the pandemic