With Covid-19 restrictions closing schools and increasing unemployment among already impoverished residents of Kagoma Gate, Wairaka and Mutai, founder Mark Bertrand launched an effort to provide relief — and Giving Circle supporters jumped into action.
The Giving Circle board approved emergency funds and several benefactors made large donations. This enabled our TGC-Africa team to purchase two truckloads of cornmeal, rice and other food staples for the villages. This helped stave off hunger while reducing economic pressures on “our” families. Our friends in Uganda who led the effort reported villages broke out in singing and dancing in celebration and thanks when the trucks pulled up and began distributing the 5-kilo bags of food staples.
The Giving Circle Africa team is continuing to monitor pandemic conditions in our Uganda villages. Additional food aid may be needed if travel does not re-open soon. You can contribute here.