Thanks to the World Pulse spirit Award, I can distribute 500 face masks to Some women With disabilities.

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted March 14, 2021 from Cameroon

During this women's month I am so concerned especially for women with disabilities in the North west Region and more especially in the Rural communities. Covid 19 is on the rise. The sociopolitical crisis is intensifying. Its becoming more insecure to go out as there is constant cross firing between the non state armed groups and forces of law and order. Most of these women have lost their source of livelihood especially as their disability is an additional  hindrance in carrying out their activities. Back at home they can barely afford meals to cater for their families who most of the time depend on them . How then will they be able to afford Covid19 kits for prevention of this deadly pandemic which is spreading rapidly?  During this women's Month I am not letting limited resources stop me from taking action. Rather I have acquired a skill in face mask production from one of volunteers at who is hearing impaired army sister. I figured out it will be easier for me to produce than to buy already prepared ones. Using part of the money I got from the World Pulse award I have acquired some material and we we producing already. We are hoping to produce about 500 face mask to reach out to 50 household. Which means 10 face mask per household. By the grace of God we are hoping to produce more in the nearest future.. We will be targeting the Bafut rural community first and hen we can move to other communities if funding permits

This initiative will at least reducing the burden of buying face mask on them and so they can save the money in doing other things. Through the distribution it will give an opportunity for awareness raising on the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Covid19.

Thank you all my World Pulse sisters for making this possible through the Spirit Award. YOU ROCK!!!!!

 

This story was submitted in response to #HerStoryMakesHistory.

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Jill Langhus
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hello, Regina, Love,

Thanks for sharing your lovely photo and update:-) And, thanks for being the lovely, caring person that you are!!! Please stay safe and well, too!

XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks beloved Jill and thank you too for being such an adorable and amazing mentor, friend and sister.
You always rock!!

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

You're welcome, Bavi:-)

You bet, and you're more than welcome. Aw, thank you!

So do you, honey! XX

Susu Mohamed
Mar 15
Mar 15

Dear Ragina,
mashaa allah bravo sis for your great work keep up supporting your community always.
best regards
love
suu

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thank susu dear for your kind words.

Corine Milano
Mar 15
Mar 15

Wow! What a great use of the award money, Regina!

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks so Much Corine.

Jessica Robinson
Mar 15
Mar 15

This is amazing, Regina! I love seeing how you are supporting other women in creating these face masks!
Incredible!
Jessica

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks Lovely Jessica. I am humbled by your kind words.

Olutosin
Mar 15
Mar 15

Congratulations my sister. Dreams come true.

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks for always inspiring us Sis Olu.

Honorine Ngenwi
Mar 18
Mar 18

Hello my dearest sister, thanks so very much for always thinking about the disables. God bless you.
Hugs

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks so much Honorine dear. I find so much joy in working with them

Keelan
Mar 19
Mar 19

What an inspirational story! I'm so impressed by your initiative to provide for your community. I wish more people looked out for their neighbors... Thank you for sharing your story and your giving spirit!

Aparna Sanjay
Mar 19
Mar 19

Great to see this! Please stay safe and I love how you are using the distribution of masks to spread awareness about the virus.

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks Aparna, I will stay safe dear. Thank you for the lovely words

Renu Paswan
Mar 20
Mar 20

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks sis!!!

Nini Mappo
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dear sis Regina :)
From beaded sandals to face masks...How inspiring! You can learn and do whatever you set your mind to do, and all this to benefit others. Kudos sister, May God continue to bless you and enlarge your influence. I just how ready you are to adjust and adapt to life's situations as they come. Stay rooted in the Solid Rock :)

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks dear Nin, Your encouraging words are always unique and inspiring. I find it easier to be open minded.
Thanks for complements dear

ngumedna
Mar 21
Mar 21

Keep the Good work persons with disabilities are the highest people suffering in the socio-political crises in this our nation God will help Cameroon

charlenegailtaruwona

Dear Regina,
Wow you are doing a great selfless work. Keep up with the good work. Congratulations!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dear Regina,
You make things happen, and especially for women who are too often not offered any support. This is transforming lives, and keeping people safe. You do amazing work, dear sister. May you continue to know how loved and valued you are in this community we all have together now.

valem
Mar 23
Mar 23

Dear Regina
You are the best example I am learning, you are the one who sees others first be blessed

Anne-Chantal
Mar 26
Mar 26

That is a great way of sharing! God bless you sis. You are right, with the situation in the country, how can women afford mask, not to talk of affording for several masks in a week when they cannot even afford a meal. Thank you!