Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks
Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus -Education, Soap, Masks

Dear Project Supporters,

According to Unicef, "An estimated 1 in 6 children – or 356 million globally – lived in extreme poverty before the pandemic, and this is set to worsen significantly." 

The World Bank-Global estimate of children in poverty in 2017 stated that sub-Saharan Africa accounted for two-thirds of extremely poor children. These estimates are based on the Global Monitoring Database (GMD) of household surveys compiled in Spring 2020 and consists of surveys from 149 countries that are also used for the official World Bank poverty estimates. Because the estimates pertain to 2017, they do not consider the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic"

While these statistics are sobering, we are so thankful for your continued support that is helping provide masks, soap, radios, hand washing stations, and food for families in need.  You are making a difference and helping meet this ongoing need.  

 As COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for all, especially those already struggling with poverty, we greatly appreciate your continued support in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus in Sierra Leone.  Please share this project with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org. 

 

Stay healthy and safe,
Amy and the Develop Africa Team

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Musa with his masks
Musa with his masks

Dear project supporters,

At this time it does not seem like too far of a stretch to add masks into nursery rhymes such as "Old Mcdonald had a Farm"..." Here a mask, there a mask, everywhere a mask..."  because COVID-19 has become a daily part of our lives with masks being necessary at most of our everyday activities.  Thanks to your support, students are receiving masks in addition to regular school supply donations this year so they can attend school. 

Students like Musa and Agnes received 5 masks each to wear during the day at school. Musa and Agnes were thankful for their masks as were the other students in Freetown.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that makes it possible to provide families in need in Freetown with healthy meals, masks, and hand sanitizer/soap.

Thank you for helping to meet this important practical need. We greatly appreciate your continued support in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus.  

Stay healthy and safe,
Amy and the Develop Africa Team

PS. Tell your friends and family: together, we can provide stability for families in Africa in the face of #COVID19. From Dec. 14 - 18, @GlobalGiving will match your generosity by 200% on all new monthly donations.

Agnes with her masks
Agnes with her masks

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Martha & Roseline
Martha & Roseline

Dear project supporters,

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives, but thanks to your support more protective masks are being distributed to students going back to school, which are set to reopen at the end of September.

Thanks to your support masks and soap have been distributed to students like Martha & Roseline, pictured here.   These girls expressed their gratitude for your support that is keeping them safe.

Martha enjoys reading and English and hopes to become a lawyer so she can help her community.  Roseline enjoys Government, English, History, and reading and she also hopes to become a lawyer to help her community.

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that makes it possible to provide families in need in Freetown with healthy meals, masks, and hand sanitizer/soap.

Thank you for helping to meet this important practical need. We greatly appreciate your continued support in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19 / coronavirus.  

Stay healthy, friends,
Amy and the Develop Africa Team

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Elizabeth & Lucy are thankful for masks and soap
Elizabeth & Lucy are thankful for masks and soap

Dear project supporters,

While COVID-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives; we are all struggling to work out a new normal.  Because of this, there are ongoing needs to provide face masks, soap, and hand sanitizers.  It has also brought the need of providing nutritional meals to families who no longer have the ability to provide food for their families due to loss of jobs or income.

Thanks to your support masks and soap have been distributed to students like Elizabeth & Lucy, pictured here.   These girls expressed their gratitude for your support that is keeping them safe.

Families like Yealie, Alfred, Alusine, and Abdul's (pictured below) family received healthy meals.  This family is very grateful for the food they received.

Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? - BBC News

The continent passed one million cases on 6 August, but the rate of increase in reported cases recently has slowed.

This is mainly driven by a decline in new cases in South Africa, which accounts for more than half of all cases reported so far on the continent.

From 30 July until 5 August, the total number of cases on the continent rose by 11%, so less than the 16% rise the week before.

It's worth stressing that some parts of the continent have seen relatively few cases, such as some areas of central and East Africa.

The Africa CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) says that five countries account for more than 75% of all the reported cases on the continent.


We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that makes it possible to provide families in need in Freetown with healthy meals, masks, and hand sanitizer/soap.

Thank you for helping to meet this important practical need. We greatly appreciate your continued support in saving lives and stopping the spread of COVID-19 / coronavirus.  

Stay healthy, friends,
Amy and the Develop Africa Team

Food provided to a family during COVID-19
Food provided to a family during COVID-19

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Distributing cloth masks to bike riders
Distributing cloth masks to bike riders

Dear project supporters,

Transportation service providers like taxi drivers and motorcycle taxis (Okadas) provide a valuable service – transporting hundreds of people each day. Each bike rider interacts with and is in close quarters with tens of people each day.

Because they are in close proximity to people every day, they and their passengers and are at risk of getting infected with or spreading the coronavirus.

In order to help reduce the risk of transmission through public transportation, Develop Africa on the 8th June 2020 distributed 1000 face masks to bike riders in the Lumley and Goderich communities in Freetown.

From the mask distribution photos and video, you can vividly see that most of the bike riders did not have on face masks. They were very thankful to Develop Africa for this kind gesture noting that the donation was timely.

Must-See Video: The video of the distribution of the masks aired on SLBC TV - public broadcasting TV on Monday, June 8th, 2020.

The beneficiaries were very grateful to receive the masks and expressed their deep appreciation. 

Your support helped make this possible.

Thank you for helping to meet this important practical need. Together we are helping to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 / coronavirus.  

With deep appreciation,
Sylvester and the Develop Africa Team

1000 cloth masks to motorcycle riders - Okadas
1000 cloth masks to motorcycle riders - Okadas
public transportation bike riders
public transportation bike riders
Bike riders with passengers
Bike riders with passengers
Distributing masks to okadas - bike riders
Distributing masks to okadas - bike riders

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Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Sylvester Renner
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