COVID-19 and Africa
- Africa carries 23 percent of the global disease burden but only accounts for 1 percent of global health expenditure.
- Even with hundreds of thousands of deaths each year from Malaria, HIV/Aids, and TB, the continent has never experienced a crisis on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Covid 19 was first detected in Kenya, all schools, including vocational training schools and universities were immediately ordered closed. For many sponsored primary aged students, who relied on a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school, this meant that there would be entire days when they would go without food. At Springs of Hope Foundation, we immediately pivoted into our weekly food distribution program. Targeting elderly grandmothers who were caring for several young grandchildren, the sick and disabled in our community, and child headed households.
With the Christmas season well and truly upon us, we would like to ask you to keep the women and children that the Springs of Hope Foundation supports in Kenya in your thoughts.
For all of us, 2020 has been a year like no other — but for children and families in Africa, it has brought an added layer of worry to their struggle.
But with your support, there continues to be light at the end of the tunnel for our communities.
This Christmas we're asking you, our incredible Springs of Hope Foundation family, to give a gift of life-sustaining food through our weekly food hamper distribution program ever since Covid 19 arrived in Kenya in March. This week we will be delivering 150 hampers to assure those vulnerable families in our community can survive.
Together we can keep vulnerable children healthy and nourished. And together we can continue to teach and empower young women to break the poverty cycle and generate income to support their families.
Please visit our web page to learn more about our program.
Stay safe and well.
Food hamers given to child headed households
Elderly recipients of our weekly food program
Our student giving food to an elderly granny
Families receiving food hampers
14 year old head of household