The Coronavirus pandemic has brought enormous tragedy to people around the world. Lock-downs are crippling already impoverished nations such as Uganda. Millions of people with no source of income are for the first time, unable to buy the basic necessities to keep their families alive.
The most recent data from the World Bank estimates that upwards of 41% of Ugandans are in extreme poverty (living on less than $1.90 per day). A lockdown has meant millions of people unable to go to work and many are now unable to afford food, medicine, and other basic necessities. If the situation continues for much longer, it will not be long before the unintended deaths from the lockdown begin. At the time of writing this, Uganda has had only 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases, yet we have spent more than 50 days in the lockdown, and the government plans to extend it by another 90 days.
My name is Iga Ronald the founder and director of Liberty Sparks Uganda a Non-profit Organization standing on the Principals of Liberty. I’ve set up this fundraiser to raise money for the local community in Wakiso District in Uganda. The aim of the campaign is to raise enough money to feed over 100 homes belonging to people who are currently in dire need of help. At first, we will target homes of single mothers with young children who are struggling to get by, we hope as our donations grow, so we can expand our work to more and more people in need. We therefore hope that all those who read this will help us by generously donating to this campaign so that those going hungry in our local community will have food in the bellies soon.
Thank you so much for reading, and keep safe in this time of emergency.
This fundraiser is operated by Dan Behrman, US Presidential candidate in the United States because of restrictive banking regulations in Uganda.
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