Total lockdown in my community should be an advantage to help young girls in their periods by equipping them with the skill that stands out in this painful period

Tendo
Posted June 26, 2021

Hey sisters I love you all and I bring greetings from Eastern Uganda . Am your world pulse sister Esther here again and in my community am addressed by "Mummy Esther" because all teenage girls that conceive and are thrown out homes cease calling their moms mummy and call me "Mummy" am so proud of our world pulse platform because here mothers and grandmothers are called sisters isn't that amazing

 

Well we are in a total lock down here and loosing some vulnerable women the virus spreading and killing many. Most of my women don't have masks and my plans like I shared preciously was to get widows in my Ministry that are tailors and I get them to make masks for the women and girls ( teenage moms) in my community. Because we urgently need to save lives to avoid these deaths that are happening when we can do something to save many lives. My heart aches for those precious souls but I always come here to write my stories to get encouraged and for me that's the beauty of world pulse sisters thank you so much for your encouraging remarks that keep me going on in Hope of being helpful with time.

 

My second plan after saving lives with resuable masks is to get those that will make masks for vulnerable women and girls to also make reusable sanitary pads for sustainable hygiene. This can help  girls who are getting their periods for the first time in this Covic lockdown mostly the girls that can't afford sanitary pads, and those that can't access them because of the lock down it can be an income generating activity even after the lock down because i want to get the women and girls trained to get useful in the community to gain dignity that was lost.

 

The lock down has also starved many mostly those who work in people's farms for food ofcourse they can't be recieved without masks they are suspected to be spreading the virus and if caught moving with out masks you are penalised so the best is to stay in and starve for God knows up to when, the best urgent way to help is getting resources and empowering women to make masks for their colleagues because they are willing to save lives in their helpless state that's where direct help is . The communal garden activities are affected because only those who have masks are expected to move to the garden.

 

World pulse sisters,I humbly request you to please stand with me in anyway you can because am loosing courage for my heart has not stopped aching when I think of these women, girls and mothers.

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rebecca.tang
Jun 27
Jun 27

Thank you for sharing and the shortage of masks in your region. Masks is crucial under the pandemic. I am not sure any NGO can help on the food shortage problem. Please try explore any way that could help.
Stay Healthy and Safe! May Almighty God bless you all!

Tendo
Jun 28
Jun 28

Thank sister and Amen

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 28
Jun 28

Greetings Tendo,
I am happy to read your story of keeping hope alive to help girls with safety masks and reusable sanitary napkins. I have read here several World Pulse women doing similar work as yourself and hopefully they will reach out to you and share resources of partner collaborations to move forward. Also a fundraise campaign may help to get the cause started.
Don't give up or loose hope and keep your good efforts going.
Thank you much for sharing and all the best to you on this humanitarian journey,
Mama Queen

Tendo
Jun 28
Jun 28

Thank you sister

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 29
Jun 29

your welcome!
Have a blessed safe day,
Mama Queen

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 28
Jun 28

Dear Tendo,
I so love too, that we are an intergenerational movement working together. I love knowing that these young women have the chance to know you, and be supported by you. Our constant heartbreak from what we know is continually healed knowing we have each other.
What irresponsible governments we all deal with. What cruelty that people without access to masks are being so punished and unable even to grow food. We need to find more ways to support each other as we challenge the governments to do right by the people.

Tendo
Jun 28
Jun 28

Thank sister Tammy

megsmueller
Jun 28
Jun 28

Hello sister and thank you for your story. You have been blessed to bless! I can only imagine what it must be like for you to witness all of this hardship. My heart goes out to your ladies and their needs. Thank you for being their "Mummy" in the absence of their biological mothers. Thank you for promising hope to your people - it does not go unnoticed. May God bless you abundantly and may your territory expand.

Tendo
Jun 29
Jun 29

Ameeeeeen thank you sister. Am encouraged

Hello dear sis
Thank you so much for sharing your story.

It's such a touching situation.

I pray help comes.

Sending love and light ️

Tendo
Jun 29
Jun 29

I receive the Love and the light in the name of Jesus

Tendo
Jun 29
Jun 29

I receive the Love and the light in the name of Jesus

Nini Mappo
Jul 07
Jul 07

Hello Tendo,
Good on you for being an all-round community matriarch, assessing community needs and looking for solutions to alleviate them. How is it all going? Have you made much progress with the masks and cloth pads?

Also, I just remembered that I was going to help with attaching photos to your story. I am sorry that I forgot. I am very forgetful:/ it is frustrating sometimes.

Please let's talk on whatsapp about a time to show you about the photos, and please feel free to remind me because it will also serve me to fulfil a promise.
Many blessings to you sis

Tendo
Jul 07
Jul 07

Hey sister Nini thank you so much for your willingness to help. I will definitely reach out to you on your wats app. God bless you sister

Sophia Ngugi
Jul 07
Jul 07

Do not lose heart and also remember to take care of yourself. In social work it often gets quite disheartening. You keep seeing a lot of pain and suffering and sometimes it is difficult to separate yourself from what is happening while feeling like what you are doing is not sufficient and not making as much difference as you wish. Keep doing what you are doing and like the late Nobel Laurrete you can say "I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can" Professor Wangari Maathai

Tendo
Jul 07
Jul 07

Thanks alot sister Sophia

Beth Lacey
Jul 07
Jul 07

You are doing so much to help the women and girls in your community. We stand with you. Please remember to take care of Mummy Esther too.

Tendo
Jul 07
Jul 07

Thank you sister Beth. Mummy Esther is safe