How covic19 epidemic will make widow's & teen moms useful and accepted in my community

Tendo
Posted June 19, 2020

Hi world purse team, I bring greetings from Hope on The Rock ministries in Jinja Uganda East Africa. A home of HOPE for teenage mothers and widows.

I came up with a local hand washing system idea and I desire to train my team to make them for homes in the communities.

I want my team( widows and teen moms) to make these local hand washing systems for homes in their communities where they're neglected and despised and isolated if I get resources.

This will change their image in their communities, they will be useful and the people in the community will treat them with dignity. And the isolated category will be reconciled to their community

Self esteem will be built among teen moms and widows during this lockdown and corona virus will be prevented through washing hands using the local  hand washing systems installed by teenagers and widows and teen moms.

I want to involve teenagers during this lock down when schools are closed to equip them with a seasonal skill and also prevent teenage pregnancies by keeping the busy, creative and resourceful.

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

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Chi8629
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thank you for sharing .
Thank you for all you do .
Please stay safe out there.
Love always.

Tendo
Jun 20
Jun 20

Am glad I did , I have thought it wasn't right to share before implementing but I felt some one can pick interest and do it to her community if she gets resources.

I felt waiting to get resources and then share might not promote my idea to other places so I shared it here on the world purse platform.

An idea is a resource on it's own

Jill Langhus
Jun 20
Jun 20

Hi Esther,

How are you and your family doing, dear. What a great idea. When do you plan to start your training, and for how many girls and women? I hope that it does well. Please keep us posted on how it goes.

Hope you have a good, safe weekend.

Tendo
Jun 20
Jun 20

Hi Jill
I hope this finds you well and super safe. We are also doing well here and my family

5 teenage mothers and 5 widows will be trained in each village and I will involve one leader in each village and we shall train 11 members in each village, there are 105 villages in my community and that means 1,155 people will be trained.
I plan to start as soon as I get resources for this idea.
Thank you for loving this idea and for encouraging me. Please stay safe

Jill Langhus
Jun 20
Jun 20

Hello there,

Yes, I'm doing well. I'm glad to hear you're all safe, and well, too.

Great:-) That's a great amount, and impact!

You're welcome!

You, too!

Tendo
Jun 20
Jun 20

Yes it is but we believe in small beginnings. From one village to another until we get there

Jill Langhus
Jun 22
Jun 22

Yes, dear:-) XX

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 21
Jun 21

Hello Tendo,
Your local hand washing system is such a great plan for so many reasons. The photo of this woman is beautiful. Is this you at work? Such good news that single mothers and widows are being given ways to survive. Respect for women who are on their own is such an important part of what we need to have in place. Such important work planned for teenagers. Congratulations.

Tendo
Jun 22
Jun 22

Hi Tam. Thank you for loving my plan and encouraging me. That's not me it's one of our women

Julie Desai
Jun 23
Jun 23

Thanks for sharing

Tendo
Jun 23
Jun 23

It's Always a pleasure

Hello, Tendon,

Welcome to World Pulse! Nice to meet you!

This is such a lovely idea! Very important, too, especially during this pandemic..Please update us on how your training went.

Thank you for sharing!

Tendo
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thank you Karen

Laetitia Shindano
Jun 25
Jun 25

Chere Tendo

C'est vraiment genial ton idée de lave-mains. Elle très simple et bien trouvé en cette période de pandémie du Corona-virus ou les moyens financiers posent problème dans la communauté.
La photo est vraiment magnifique.

Merci et à la prochaine

Tendo
Jun 25
Jun 25

Thank you sister

Mohinder NGO Founder

Dear Tendo, thank you for the great work you are doing. I am putting together information on how COVID 19 is impacting young girls in different countries - in terms of their schooling, essential needs, child marriage, girls left as child widows, teenage mothers, other vulnerable groups. This will be used for advocacy to help ensure that when governments start planning their post COVID 19 recovery plans, they place vulnerable young girls and women at the centre. Could you please contact me at my NGO email address, Mohinder Watson, Founder Action on Child, Early and Forced Marriage. Email: [email protected]
Many thanks, Mohinder

Tendo
Jul 19
Jul 19

Thank you for the great work you're doing sister