The Covid-19 virus made it to Rwanda--unfortunately! The Rwandan government has ordered all citizens to stay at home. One hundred Batwa Pygmy families, whom you have so generously supported, are starving to death in self-isolation, because at home they they cannot work to get money to buy food. Please consider a donation now to help buy food for the villages of Cyaruzinge and Masoro. Your gift of a dollar a day will provide enough beans, cassava flour and vegetable oil to feed one family.
Our partners, the people formerly known in Rwanda as the Batwa, are day laborers, paid at the end of each workday. They live hand-to-mouth and spend each day's pay to buy supper. With the virus lockdown, they have no work, no daily wage, and no food to feed their hungry, crying children. The government of Rwanda is doing everything possible during these difficult times, but does not have enough emergency capacity to feed all its people during this crisis. many people are still hungry.
Our field manager, Claude Bizimana, has a plan to purchase food, hire a heavy truck, and transport tons to the village to feed hundreds of people. Our chief administrator, Dr. Aflodis Kagaba, has cleared this plan with local officials. Now, we only need your support to keep the food relief caravan on the road. Already over 5 metric tons have been delivered, and still the pandemic lockdown continues.
Act now. Your donation will save lives and prevent the lasting adverse effects of childhood malnutrition.
Pygmy Survival Alliance