COVID -19 in Ghana
COVID-19, more commonly known as “coronavirus”, has deeply impacted those food insecure in Ghana. On March 24, 2020, the government announced a three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread. Their efforts are admirable, and as they’ve worked tirelessly the amount of deaths have proven low.
As of April 9th, 2020 Africa has experienced 578 deaths. Though, other countries like the United States have been hit much harder, we must do what we can to prevent transmission of the virus. Those most at risk are those we serve. Without tippy taps in homes for hand washing, or food to keep families indoors, a select few struggle.
The schools were closed to prepare for an eminent lockdown earlier last month. This put at-risk families in a particular bind. The feeding program offered by The Bridge Foundation International was delivered outside of the home.
With the new stay-at-home order, we’ve had to creatively adjust our distribution methods. The Bridge Foundation International is delivering food to sponsored children and families. Our resources, however, are being taxed by food increases.
Presently in Ghana “a tuber of yam which [used to go for] GH¢10 was sold for GH¢12” and the prices on other food-stuffs continue to rise. The price increases and panic buying due to fears of a lockdown have made it even more difficult for those who live day to day to purchase food and supplies. Here is where you can help.
We need as little as $10 to provide meals, and our preparations don’t end there. We’ve started a Facebook Fundraiser to provide tippy taps in our student’s home in order to avert the spread of COVID-19. Like us on Facebook, share our fundraiser, and help those most vulnerable today.
COVID-19 in India
On March 24, 2020, the government announced a three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirusin the country. This lockdown, a strong preventative measure put in place by India’s government, inadvertently impacts the nation’s poorest. Without the ability to leave their homes, and no money to stock up on food supplies, serving the most under-privileged has been The Bridge Foundation International’s largest priority.
Not only are those most vulnerable affected, but even those more fortunate are experiencing issues obtaining enough food. Due to the closure of state entry points and tolls across India everyone is experiencing some level of difficulty stocking up. In the face of this global pandemic The Bridge Foundation International is here.
With little access to food and running water those hardest-hit by the lockdown are suffering. We are providing the most assistance we can, but we need your help.
We obtained passes from the police force to deliver a month’s worth of food to our most food-insecure homes on March 28th, 2020. The joy couldn’t have been more profound. We were able to serve all 45 young-ones in our feeding program, and yet more must be done.
With no accurate projection for a cure, from any nation on the globe in sight, it’s important to ensure they have next month’s food supply. Any amount will help feed the children in the days ahead. Any amount will keep them healthy and provide them with food security.
What we do
Our brave staff in India and Ghana have risked infection themselves to deliver food supplies during lockdown in India and tippy-taps for hand washing in Ghana. This is what we do ladies and gentlemen. This is why we are here.
Though our children’s education may have been halted due to lockdown and concerns over coronavirus we are still here to serve. As a small grassroots organization we are able to fund the feeding program, educate the children, and secure future’s one child at a time. By sponsoring just one child you are sponsoring a future employee, provider, and citizen of India and Africa.
From us at The Bridge to you, our sponsors and donor’s, we thank you. We thank you for being the life-boat in the ocean of uncertainty. Our children have grabbed on to you for help, and you have been a sturdy guiding post. Thank you.