To our Imani Collective family:
Today, thanks to your generosity, we were able to disburse additional relief to our artisans as they navigate uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic here in Kenya.
Using project funds, our team specifically purchased:
- 106 packages of feminine pads
- 106 700-gram packages of multipurpose soap
- 106 packets of toilet paper (each containing four rolls)
As such, all of our artisans and staff were able to receive a sanitary care package, each containing the multipurpose soap, four rolls of toilet paper and one packet of feminine pads to sustain them this month.
During distribution, they were all extremely appreciative of this donation given to them, especially the multipurpose soap – it will help them in maintaining the sanitation standards set by Kenya’s Ministry of Health during this coronavirus outbreak, which requires washing hands frequently.
The artisans also shared about their time spent at home due to COVID-19, and how they have been able to educate their children in best practices like maintaining social distance, wearing masks and washing their hands as often as possible.
Photos of the distribution in both our Old Town and Mtepeni village locations are below. As you can see, we are working are hard to follow standards like social distancing and using face coverings to help slow the spread of the virus.
As we continue to generate support for this project, we will turn our focus towards determining other essentials items our artisans may need, including setting aside funds for any emergency relief they might arise. Thank you again for making it possible for our artisans and their families to stay safe and healthy during the current climate.
Director of Holistic Programming