By Greenline Africa Trust
Access to food and water is an everyday reality for many vulnerable communities around the world. Greenline Africa cannot change the world, but we can help make a difference in the communities we work within Hwange Rural, 25-50km outside the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
98% of rural communities in the areas we work in do not have not access to running water, some walking 2km to 5kms to collect water for drinking and cleaning. The basic premise of COVID-19 prevention is to undertake regular hand-washing and social distancing, which, when you have to join a queue for water, is extremely difficult to practice effectively.
More than 25% of Zimbabweans live with HIV, Tuberculosis is endemic, and approximately 80% of adults with HIV also have TB, making them extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
The lockdown that is currently in place and the rising cost and availability of basic goods means that rural communities are facing starvation as well as a viral pandemic.
Greenline Africa is actively involved in the community and needs your support to help our vulnerable rural communities. We deliver all the food and hygiene packs ourselves making sure that it is vulnerable communities that are receiving the help that is so urgently needed.
US$50 a month can help support a family with a basic food pack
US$20 can help support a family with a bucket, soap and face masks
Please HELP – any donation will help contribute towards helping these vulnerable communities.
Greenline Africa is also distributing SOAP and COTTON MASKS to frontline healthcare workers and clinics. Mask kits are being made up at our Dibu Community Centre and the local ladies groups, from their homes, are sewing the masks for distribution within their communities. Funds are needed to buy more material, cotton, needles etc.
Your donation will go towards purchasing ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR Food and hygIene packs AND SEWING MATERIALS FOR communities to make masks for frontline COMMUNITY Healthcare workers and clinics in the area.
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