The women are widows with a high incidence of HIV infection and the sole bread winners for their families. Any exposure to the virus makes them especially vulnerable, and some are not able to go to their jobs because of the curfew. At the best of times they live a hand to mouth existence, but they are currently lacking resources to provide even the basics of food. Apart from social distancing, there is also a requirement to wash hands regularly with soap and water. Off course this is very important, but access to a water supply in the rural area where they live is not easy.
They need hand washing tanks, liquid soap and face masks to help address the COVID-19 situation. In addition, 10 of the women have lost their homes due to the flooding. In due course the community will help them to rebuild, but now they need mattresses, mosquito nets and blankets, as well as food.
The Aniga Women CBO will buy sacks of rice, beans, sugar, corn, as well as cooking oil to support their members made homeless. Our Foodloose customers will recognize those products – when buying your own supplies, why not donate the equivalent to the Aniga Women?
They desperately need your help.