COVID-19  Uganda Project #52962

COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

by Volunteer Action Network
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
Sep 27, 2021

Because of You we are Resilient

Food Aid Distribution
Food Aid Distribution

The raelity and effect of COVID-19 has threatened the stability of food security, health and human rights, and it has challenged the us to reflect on how we can in this global village. Since women globally comprise 43% of the agricultural workforce. We are recognizing the importance of women in this critical area and we  have committed to supporting them with microloans to enable them to open land and buy seeds is not only as a quick solution but a sustainable one. We have provided self reliance business training and disbursed microloans includinge 650 agro loan to boost food security in Uganda.

In the emergency situation we have distributed food aid to 872 families enabling them to have constant supply of food, we have are supporting health workers and frontline workers with PPEs and Hand sanitizer to keep them safe.

The measures imposed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda have resulted in economic stress in families that are putting girls and women at a disadvantage. Many have been cut off from essential sexual and reproductive health services, economic activities, and social networks. 

"When the government announced lockdowns my family used their savings to stock on food and supplies, but sanitary pads were not considered. Those are normally considered a luxury. I am always glad to go to school as we can get the lucky girl pads from school,” Milam explains.

We responded by working with the District Task Force formed by the Ugandan government to distribute 6,015 sanitary pads to adolescent girls in and educational learning materails to young situdents sitted at since schools are clossed in Uganda. "There are millions of girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic having been used to accessing sanitary towels in schools," Monica says.

All these achievements are because of your generous contribution enabling resilience for many families in Ugandan.

Moving forward, we need your help. please consider your gift to our efforts, ensuring the fight for equality, dignity, and justice continues. You can help us to multiply this impact with your generous donation.

Supporting Community  with hand washing facility
Supporting Community with hand washing facility
Supping Girls with sanitary pads
Supping Girls with sanitary pads
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers

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Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda
$459 raised of $45,000 goal
 
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