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.