Charles Rwabambari, Director of the Centre for Community Solidarity in Uganda has written expressing his thanks for a grant from the Coronavirus Appeal. CCS used their earlier grant to educate the 25 communities where they work on how to protect themselves, to buy sewing machines to make facemasks and train young women to make them. With the proceeds, the organisation has started an income-generating programme for young people, most of whom have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Through the Rabbits Pass-on project they will learn small business skills and how to care for the animals.
“Greetings from the people that love you so much. Your efforts, time, compassion, love, care and concern has tremendously made our people survive in this unpredictable Covid-19 era. We are now living in the second wave of another deadly coronavirus outbreak which is more threatening than the previous one. There is increased mortality and morbidity, worst in our rural communities
The vaccines are not enough; health facilities are overstretched though offer inadequate services and no testing. Now we are in the middle of the dry season in a water crisis as you can imagine – so we live under God’s mercy. We need your prayers too.”
Charles asks us to convey our deepest appreciation for this invaluable support.
We are grateful for donations to the Coronavirus Appeal. CWS has recently sent new grants from this appeal to the Human Rights Foundation, the Legal Aid to Women Trust and the Women Development Resource Centre in Tamil Nadu, India, and to SEEP (Social Empowerment and Education Programme) in Fiji. These grants are primarily funding emergency food rations, cash grants and hygiene supplies to the most vulnerable members of their communities – families, older people, people with disabilities and workers with no income.
July 23, 2021