We are in uncharted waters. COVID-19 is now present in nearly every country in the world. Everyday needs present an even greater challenge than before the pandemic, and the coming months are filled with uncertainty. In early March, the families we serve in Rwanda voiced their fears about the virus and its impact on them. The Rwandan government locked down the country on March 21. Our families have lost the ability to earn any income whatsoever, and they desperately need our help.
We have worked with our families for 7 years to provide education, trade and job skills so they can earn real income. During the pandemic they have now lost that income and their ability to buy food and pay rent.
By providing emergency support, we can help these families get through this crisis and make it to the other side so they can begin working for income again.
This effort can help prevent these families from the potentially severe impacts of hunger, malnutrition and homelessness.