Our area has up to 85% unemployment-even before the Covid 19 pandemic, It was very high, even though many people found jobs on the citrus plantations as day labourers and lived from "today to tomorrow"! But for 5 weeks there has been no "tomorrow" possible and "the day after" is also not in sight
With Covid 19 ... hunger arrived !!
Covid 19 was suddenly there - on the whole planet and for everyone.
It also arrived in South Africa, and the "lockdown" came quickly with almost no warning for the local population! A very strict curfew was introduced - for everyone since 5 weeks already!!!!!
For many food is hard to come by ...
Our area now has up to 85% unemployment - even before Covid 19, it was very high. But many people found jobs on the citrus plantations as day labourers and lived from "today to tomorrow"! But for 5 weeks there has been no "tomorrow" possible and "the day after tomorrow" is also not in sight!!
No wages - means no food ...so simple is this! The families of the “Lusito Disabled Centre” are on the brink of despair. What's next? Where do they get food - when nobody is allowed to work?
Together with our friend and partner Trygive, we have put together small food packages for the families of the Lusito Centre in the past few days. We pack together basic food and essential items such as detergents and masks. Our friends and helpers distributes among the families that need it the most. This gives us the opportunity to provide the poorest of the poor with food; the disabled people who otherwise have absolutely no income. Such a package costs around R 300,- that is $ 16,- and this feeds a family of 6 for about a week!
We know that donations will not be possible for everyone at the moment, but we want to support the disabled people as much as possible especially as South Africa is only at the beginning of their pandemic.
We have set up a website for the project and the food packages on a donation platform called “WhyDonate” and hope for your support too!! Every little bit helps!
We will stand firm together and look forward to continuing to do so with your help!
Bianca Van Wyk & Trygive
...and please: Help us and share this message with all your friends!!
Support us financially and we insure that it will arrive at the right spot where its needed most, namely with the children of the "Lusito Disabled Centre" and their families.
€ 2.000 Doelbedrag
€ 2.000 Doelbedrag
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