HOCW's vision is a world where every person has the hope, confidence, and necessary means to be self-reliant & achieve their own definition of well-being. We provide job training, medical services, financial services, education, etc. COVID-19 has just reached Uganda; the refugees we serve are at risk. Our clinic, bank, and farm will stay open. And we will make and distribute soap to the community for free, make masks for patients, and translate health info into the languages of our students.
HOCW serves more than 400 refugees in our various programs. We have job training, adult learning, a pre-school, a SACCO (like a bank), library, clinic, farm, and others. The refugee population we serve does not have access to the services that will keep people safe in a pandemic situation. Many refugee families live in single rooms with as many as 10 people. They are particularly vulnerable to disease.
1. Our Women's Collective makes soap for sale. It was tested & certified effective. We will make and distribute to our community for free. 2. We just licensed a clinic and would like our tailoring program to make masks for every patient who has fever or respiratory symptoms 3. We are closed for most activities but open for essential services. We will put hand-washing stations outside of every entrance and buy bleach to clean regularly. 4. We will translate health ed materials into our languages
It is important to keep our community healthy long enough to give the health professionals time to find solutions like treatment and vaccines. We can all do our part. HOCW's solution uses the skills within our community to create low cost solutions to a challenging problem.