A GG micro-grant has helped Moya Centre initiate a Covid-19 emergency response plan. Now we must scale it up. We have a responsibility as a community-based org. to support those who are in desperate need of assistance during this unprecedented time. With a national lock down in place to flatten the curve, many guardians of Moya children are out of work. Moya has switched gears to provide immediate relief in the form of food and hygiene parcels, as well as education, for families most in need.
Although the lock down is necessary to keep us safe, communities like the ones we serve are hit hardest economically during such unprecedented times. The guardians of most Moya beneficiaries live day-to-day. And now with no income or supplemental resources, there will be no food or proper hygiene on the homestead. Also, many children rely on school to provide them with lunch, an expense families are not prepared to cover. Moya has a duty to step in and help, and that is exactly what we will do.
Moya Centre is usually focused 100% on carrying out sustainable initiatives. What we are dealing with now is very different than the work we normally do. The circumstance has forced us to switch gears and provide humanitarian assistance/relief to children and their families who are already involved with Moya in some capacity. This project provides children with basic food and hygiene items to last a month. This approach allows us to help more kids while uncertain of lock down period.
This project will take stress off of already struggling families. It will keep families together at home during the lock down, instead of guardians leaving their children to find piece jobs, risking their health, just to afford food. It will ensure homesteads are more hygienic. While distributing, Moya staff is also education community members on how to stay safe and healthy during this time. This pandemic shows us another side of community-based orgs, as we know best who need support the most.
Keep up on our response efforts here!