Emergency Food Parcels Update 07.07.20
Once again thank you so very much to all of you who have donated to the Emergency Food Parcels. So far you have given over £11,000 and we have managed to support 400 families who have been in desperate need of food.
The situation is still difficult in Uganda. Schools are still closed and there are many restrictions on daily life with no indication of when this will change.
We became aware of a story of a lady with six children whose husband had died on 25 May. She was poor and had nowhere to bury the body and nowhere to live. Some people in the community found some land where she could bury her husband and put together a basic shelter made of grasses for her and her children to stay. When the Diocesan relief workers came across her they made sure she was given a food parcel and will continue to support her during this crisis.
We got a message saying that “we could not have supported this family without you”. This is the reality for some people in Uganda. There is no social safety net provided by the government, so everyone has to find their own way of surviving. For some of those who have had food parcels it has made all the difference.
During this time the project social workers have kept in contact with all the children who are on the School Scholarship Scheme and their families. They are monitoring the situation and are ready to step in where needed.
We have only managed to do any of this because of your help. Thank you so much.