COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities

by African Bush Camps Foundation
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities
COVID-19 Support to Rural Communities

Hello to our dear donors!

As we are now in our second year of COVID, the world is still aiming to finds its feet and figure out how to deal with all that's been happening around us. With so many changes and such grievances caused to many families, netoworks and communities, the African Bush Camps Foundation was and remains committed to positive change. 

We would like to thank our donors who have contributed to our COVID-19 relief fund - which was able to specifically support rural communities in the Hwange Rural District in Zimbabwe. We aimed to work with our partner communities who often have limited access to preventative care from the rapidly spreading COVID -19. In our efforts to do so, we focused on increasing access to healthcare, running water, and sanitary suplies and faciltiies. Of course, this came with its own challenges - particularly given the impact of the pandemic on access to necessary materials. 

We will still actively engage with communities where we can and in any capacity that we can. However, at this stage, we will do so by emphasizing our other projects and finding ways in which to increase our support through these existing initiatives. As such, we will be deactivating this project, and rather leveraging our own resources in communities and via other projects. 

 

We very much appreciate the support you have shown the communities in which we work. The challenges that these communities face are hard to imagine - and the support you have provided has been beneficial, useful and life changing for many of those affected by the virus. 


With gratitude,

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Dealing with COVID-19 is difficult.

That’s why we wanted to take a moment to especially thank our donors who have contributed generously and graciously to our COVID-19 relief efforts for rural communities in the Hwange Rural District, in Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

Through our COVID-19 projects aimed at protecting our partner communities – these communities often have limited access to preventative resources from the rapidly spreading COVID-1 – we aim to increase access to healthcare, running water and sanitary supplies and facilities. Increasing access to these facilities helps spread the virus, which we know is key.

 

 

 

Because of your donations, we’ve been able to reduce the negative impact on the livelihoods of people across the Hwange region. Investing in local income generating groups will empower & improve resilience. Providing small livestock will help protect livelihoods and increase food security.

 

 

 

Implementing and supporting these interventions will enable us to follow through with an emergency response to the hardships COVID-19 has created for the communities.

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A Rural Clinic Receiving Supplies
A Rural Clinic Receiving Supplies

Equipping rural clinics and frontline healthcare workers is a big priority in the fight against COVID-19. We're very pleased to report that we've been able to equip five rural clinics with personal protective equipment, infrared thermometers, sanitiser, portable handwashing stations and cleaning supplies. 

In partnership with local income generation groups, 3000 fabric facemasks have been produced to protect community members from transmission via droplets, while at the same time generating much-needed income for several groups in our partner communities. 

549 Tippy Taps, along with a two-month supply of soap, have been distributed to households and schools where running water is not available. These are allowing hundreds of people to wash their hands regularly, further preventing transmission of the virus. Our goal is to provide at least 1000 of these Tippy Taps by the end of the year.

The first 15 households have each received several semi-scavenging chickens, which will now produce eggs and meat to improve the severe food insecurity that communities in Zimbabwe face. These fist recipients are the most vulnerable in our communities - the elderly, child-headed households and single parents with many hungry mouths to feed. There are still hundreds of families in need of this support. 

Thank you for making this support possible! We still have a long way to go, so please consider sharing this project with your friends and families. 

Facemasks Being Made by Income Generation Groups
Facemasks Being Made by Income Generation Groups
A Community Member Using a Tippy Tap
A Community Member Using a Tippy Tap
Chicks and Feed for Poultry Initiative
Chicks and Feed for Poultry Initiative
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African Bush Camps Foundation

Location: Bulawayo - Zimbabwe
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Project Leader:
Adrienne West
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
$2,477 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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