Landlord will come collect his rent whether Covid or No Covid!

Bakhita.Atit
Posted June 2, 2020 from South Sudan

Have you or your family ever been in a situation where your struggling so hard to put food on your table but then natural disaster comes and blow the roof off your head? how devastating is that, should you now be thinking about food or the roof? i know parents can so much relate to this, God bless all the parents around the world specially single mothers.

This is exactly the situation with Covid-19. i take the risk to go to the market when it is necessary, and i can not help the side of what i see each time. Did i just say i take the risk? No! our risk levels are potentially different when it comes to Covid-19 Pandemic. you should thank God that with all this crises you were able to stock the little food you have to take you and your family for while.  

when i go to the market despite the stay at home jingles and messages singing everywhere, everybody seems to be in the market including me. starting from that hawker boy, the mama selling vegetables to the guys loading and offloading the tracks i mean everybody is trying on a daily bases to place food on their table. So why all of a sudden Covid-19 with the stay at home world policy. what if there is no home at all without them hustling? think of it again! Landlord is coming by the end of the month to collect his rent whether Covid or no Covid. 

See! we can't lock everybody in, i know that in other countries especially Western world the Government is doing great job by providing at least basic items for survival and am not saying the African government is not doing their best to try and safe the situation but we know that it can't protect and feed everybody even with the money flowing in from the international organizations in response to Covid-19. We and only we can protect ourselves at the personal levels. Be a responsible Citizen of your country, if you ain't feeling well stay home and protect your brothers and sisters from getting infected.  

We all know that being in the crowed is never safe for anybody and Covid-19 is not gonna stop the world operations. all we have to do is protect ourselves and others from getting infected with the virus. Nothing exist forever time will come when the disease will get a cure only then will the world be safe. But meanwhile make sure you Stay Clean and Stay Safe. 

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Bakhita,

How are you and your family doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your real story. I hear you. This too shall pass. I hope you and your loved stay safe and well. XX

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Jill,
Yes me and my family are safe, Thanks for the love and I hope you and family stay safe too.

Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

Great to hear:-) You're very welcome!

Yes, we're well. Thanks!

Hello, Bakhita,

How are you, dear? This pandemic is stretching humanity to the core. It is more challenging for countries with only few resources. Please stay safe, dear. You are stronger than this virus. Just hold on and stay brave. Hugs!

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Karen,
Thank you dear for the comment, hope you and your family stay safe.

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hi Bakhita,
These are strange times, and it is so important for us to know how each other is doing. So true, being ordered inside does not take into account the realities, needing food from the market, all who provide that food, and costs like rent not changing. Stay safe dear sister and stay in touch.

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Canada,
Thank you so much Tamarack for the kind words and understanding. Stay safe.

Regina Afanwi Young
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear sister Bakhita. Thank you for sharing your experience on covid 19. And for the great advice. I hope you and your family are safe. Yes
Staying at home is the best option. Hope to read more from you

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello Regina,
Thank you so much for your beautiful words and I hope we'll keep in touch. stay safe dear

Chi8629
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thank you for sharing.

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 08
Jun 08

you are most welcome dear Chioma.

Tomasa
Jun 19
Jun 19

I feel so connected with your story because it is similar to what is going on in Peru. In my original country, the inequalities are very strong, and it is not possible for many people to stay at home, because they need to put food on their table. There are many social, economic, and political problems before the pandemic, this health crisis just makes this situation worst.
I think that you are very brave. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Bakhita.Atit
Jun 21
Jun 21

Tomasa we are all connected in one way or another and I am glade that you understood very well the kind of situation we are experiencing during this pandemic crisis. Thanks a lot for the compliment it takes a brave woman to compliment the other. Stay safe.