2020

Kristine Yakhama
Posted July 29, 2021 from Kenya

The year started on a sound note we applied for trainings and  for the first time application  were approved  with  goodies airport  transfers e.t.c Mid March the President  declared lock down,  no social  gatherings e. t. c dreams shattered !!!! Life has changed  living from know to unknown  schools were closed  our girls  were exchanging  sex for sanitary towels,  boys were hawking masks,  ripe bananas, women exchanging  sex for firewood to avoid  being  taken  to court. Expectant mothers not attending ANC, stock out of vaccines and family planning  commodities, cases of  domestic  violence ,incest. In August  the president  uplifted lock down economy  was and is still wanting.  Though cases of diarrhoea reduced people are now washing  hands.At the moment  we are  losing  people  with underlying  issues  due to  covid 19 they are taken  to hospital  when  their health  has deteriorated.  Our health systems not well equipped  and oxygen  equipment  are lying in  Mombasa  due to  high tax national government  not releasing money to  sub national level.

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

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Jill Langhus
Jul 30
Jul 30

Hi Kristine, Dear,

Oh, dear. This is sad, honey. Are you on lockdown now? How can we help, dear? XX

Kristine Yakhama
Jul 30
Jul 30

My community can not afford masks, sanitize and foodstuff will appreciate good evening

Jill Langhus
Aug 02
Aug 02

Oh, I see. Do you have a fundraiser, dear? I don't recall. Let me know if you do, and I will share it on social media. Good luck. I hope the situation changes for the better ASAP.

XX

megsmueller
Jul 30
Jul 30

Dearest sister Christine
The year 2020 has marked a kind of darkness ( for me ) as never before and yet here we are on World Pulse, still fighting the good fight. Things may not change overnight but we still look forward to something positive. I am really sorry for the impact that the lockdown has had on your community. It's devastating and sad. I wish you all well and good health and peace. Thank you for your voice dear sister.

Kristine Yakhama
Jul 30
Jul 30

Thanks for encouraging remarks

rebecca.tang
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thank you for sharing. 2020 to now, it is still difficult time to everyone. Though we have vaccines now, the variance of the virus appear. We still have to be hygienic conscious.
Stay Healthy! May Almighty God bless you all!

Beth Lacey
Aug 04
Aug 04

I am sorry that you are having to live through this misery. Please stay safe.