corona Virus Impact

Katrina Maria
Posted February 13, 2021 from Namibia

Dear Sister

Working on the frontline in the Informal Settlement during Covid -19 was so much challenging sometimes since March 2020 I could only tell God in My room how I feel, Mothers and fathers coming for food help was not the best face to see not even the type of day I wish for your enemy.

Our Region is a Tourism destination and in a day it was gone until now(we are mostly in Cultural Tourism, Singing dances Culture exchange selling of handmade Traditional and modern Arts and Crafts np Tourist no Food for families.

and in the meantime, we have to provide Information sanitizers, soap, running water, disinfectants and Facemasks, WE survive from day to day Lockdown was in force by the government, At least our Communities was provide with communal  water Taps and free water until now,

at least the Curvey for now is we can gather up to 50 people but we still try for 30 knowing that mothers have children. we in the beginning source food from Big Companies and private people, we are where those people will not help us for too long,

That why we start with this backyard gardening which we are sure it is beneficial for all who partake, for the family, and in the future we can sell to upper-class people who still have Jobs or to the Supermarkets,

We need help advice and Support, Your Stories give me hope but without a reliable internet connection it's challenging  also,

I wish I acan make a workshop tp show my sister and tell them more about Worldpulse,

World pulse  Family

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

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Beth Lacey
Feb 15
Feb 15

I hope some of the community who know how to do this very well reach out to you.

Hello, dear Katrina,

I can relate. I live in a city that used to be booming in tourism, and the pandemic brought great loss to a lot of businesses and livelihood here. I commend you for actively starting backyard gardening. I pray for wisdom on how to implement your plan properly. You might also want to connect with Tendo? She just started a gardening project in Uganda to support widows in her community. This is her update: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/tendo/posts/98513

Hope that helps!

Marie Abanga
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hello Maria dear,

So brave of you to share it all, your plight and successes and strategy. This pandemic has put several of our 'normal lives' into disarray and all keeping our fingers crossed. It is even tougher when many look up to you with no where to go. I really wish Angels come your way to support and keep your vision and initiative alive and thriving

Sheroo
Feb 17
Feb 17

Dear Katrina,

Thank you so much for sharing your story!

I could feel your passion for helping others in the words of your story, I want to say to you, in the middle of the pandemic, you're doing great. I know there are a lot of challenges that you're are facing but I pray that you get strength each day. I also pray that things gets better soon.

Keep on keeping on sis!

Kind regards,

Sharon

Katrina Maria
Feb 17
Feb 17

Sharon
Thank you very much Prayers are keeping us going.and get up every morning.Yesterday one of the ladies I meet at the Diggers meeting help me to clean up and Organics my place .She is so good and I ask.myself how can such a good person go to rubbish bins later we sit down and have tea and she told me her dreams her struggling with alcol which she stop inbetween.And about her younger sister who is on Diggs with a small baby.She harvest Spinach for her Garden waiting for her husband who was also cleaning somebodys Yard .We all where happy at the end of the day.Since we met the first time they dint go back to the rubbish Bins again.

anita shrestha
Feb 19
Feb 19

great