Hope in Hard times

Harris Namutebi
Posted July 9, 2020 from Uganda

Uganda registered it first case of COVID 19 in March 2020, this came with restriction in travel, curfew and lose of employment. Many women are silently feeling the negative impacts of COVID 19. As schools remain close, many private school teachers have remained unemployed. This has come with depletion of savings to procure food and other basic needs. In every crisis, women are more affected since they bear the brunt of taking care of the family. The situation is the same for women engaged in informal work such as food vending, charcoal selling, saloon operators etc.

The question lingering in my mind is how many women can continue to survive decently with the effects of COVID 19?  There is nothing as hurting as a mother failing to feed her family. In June 2020 ,working with my friend Jenny Carlen of Paul Hodges Trust and my World Pulse sister Tamarack Verral, we  mobilized financial support that enabled us provide 162 female headed households with maize flour, beans ,salt and soap.  This was a great start and am thankful for all of you that made this possible.

Stay safe, Stay blessed.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 10
Jul 10

Hello Rebecca,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your post. I wish that women didn't have to bear the brunt of taking care of the family. I hope this changes in the near future. It's a joint responsibility.

Yay! Kudos to you, Jenny and Tam for making this happen... your lovely recipient looks very happy:-) Great job!

Hang in there, dear! Better days to come...

XX

Harris Namutebi
Jul 11
Jul 11

Thanks Jill

Jill Langhus
Jul 13
Jul 13

You're welcome, dear.

XX

Hello, Harris,

This question pierces my heart, "how many women can continue to survive decently with the effects of COVID 19?"

I think a lot about it, too, while this pandemic is ongoing. I applaud you for your mobilizing efforts in collaboration with Jenny and Tam! Amazing!

Congratulations on providing for 162 female led households. What an inspiring story to tell! Keep up the great work!

Harris Namutebi
Jul 11
Jul 11

Thanks Karen,
We will continue to do our best.
Harris

otahelp
Jul 10
Jul 10

Hello Harris,

good thoughts. we are all worried about the condition women finds themselves in this pandemic and statistics have shown that women and girls are worst hit. they cant stop us we must continue to fight until we get there.

Harris Namutebi
Jul 11
Jul 11

Hi Otahelp,
Indeed this is a harder reality,we hope things get better.
Regards
Harris

Anita Shrestha
Jul 13
Jul 13

Thank you for sharing

Chi8629
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you for sharing .

Chi8629
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you for sharing .