covid-19 response

Help the most vulnerable people in Bwaise survive Covid-19.

Covid-19 impact on Bwaise

To curb the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Uganda, the Government put into place a national lockdown in July 2021. This has been extended for the foreseeable future.

In Bwaise, more than 100,000 people live in poor conditions. 82% people live under $2 a day. The area is densely populated and large families live in small makeshift homes close to each other.

Families are suffering from hunger created by restrictive measures taken to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading. During the ongoing lockdown, people in Bwaise are unable to work and feed themselves. Many families are not receiving food relief from the Government, and are at risk of starving.

Bwaise’s economy is dominated by casual work including the selling of goods on the street, motorcycle taxis and food trading. The lockdown measures in place prevent people from working to afford food. Before lockdown, AFFCAD School provided students with daily nutritious meals. With the school closed, children are now missing these.

Please donate what you can to help the community in Bwaise survive the ongoing lockdown.

AFFCAD UK's 2020 Covid-19 Response

With support from our incredible community of donors, fundraisers and partners AFFCAD and AFFCAD UK have raised over £25,000 to provide the following:

  1. Distribution of emergency packages including food and sanitary products to 300 families. These included: charcoal; rice, beans, cooking oil; hand washing soap etc.
  2. Increased awareness of COVID-19, preventative measures such as hand-washing and social distancing, and domestic awareness (including signposting to Government support hotline) through the production and distribution of materials in local languages.
  3. Continue the provision of high-quality primary education through development of remote learning materials.

The people of Bwaise need your help

However the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a massive impact on the people of Bwaise and we still need your support.

Please donate what you can to help the community in Bwaise survive the ongoing lockdown.