Covid-19 to Hunger

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Posted June 15, 2020 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dears sisters,

Hope you are well keeping despite the desolation of the Covid-19.

Coronavirus led to lockdown, lockdown led to closure of many lucrative activities. Yet numerous congolese men were jobless before the pandemic. 

Women thus happened to initiate some income generating activities.

From these daily activities, Women found food for families.

The coronavirus came to stop women from daily activities and therefore stop food for families, leading thousands family to remain hungry.

Children do not understand this!!

Some members of my association FEUPAS Grands Lacs happened to grow some vegetables and maises.

Today we are happy to harvest (see the picture). 

We decide to grow more in order to fight the hunger in our families.

Best regards

 

Fabienne Muvunyi

 

Best regards

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

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Busayo Obisakin
Jun 16
Jun 16

Yes Fabienne! Trust women to find food for their families. Thank you sharing with us
Love
Busayo

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jun 17
Jun 17

Many thanks for your encouragement dear Busayo

Chi8629
Jun 17
Jun 17

Thank you for sharing .
You are awesome.
We love you so much.

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jun 17
Jun 17

Thanks dear

Alyssa Giaimo
Jun 17
Jun 17

Beautiful work, Fabienne! Thank you for sharing your community's efforts with us! I am wishing you all a delicious harvest.

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jun 17
Jun 17

Many thanks for your encouragement dear Alyssa

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 18
Jun 18

Thanks for sharing

Anita Shrestha
Jun 18
Jun 18

Thank you for sharing

Hello, Fabienne,

Growing vegetables is a great way to fight hunger. I can see your soil is rich and fertile. What a blessing! You are all resilient. Thank you for inspiring us with your story! Please keep safe.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 24
Jun 24

Hello Fabienne. Thanks for sharing this great move and pictures of your harvest. This is great. I wish I could enjoy a carrot from your farm. I wish you and your team courage.

Mohinder NGO Founder

Dear Muvunyi, It is heartening to see how you stepped up to the challenge that Coronavirus brought to your community and grew food to feed your community. I am writing about the impact COVID 19 is having in different countries, particularly on girls and women. I am writing a report to help ensure that women and girls are central to any post COVID 19 recovery package and highlight both their challenges and how they are meeting this. This is a great example which I would like you use in my report if you agree. Could you please contact me, Mohinder Watson, Founder Action on Child, Early and Forced Marriage, at my email address: [email protected] Many thanks Mohinder