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Emergency COVID19 Response by Youth in Kenya Slums

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My name is Isaac Muasa. I'm the coordinator of the Mathare Environmental One Stop Centre, based in the Mathare informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya. Mathare is the second-largest slum in Nairobi and home to about 500,000 people.

As of March 22nd, we established 2 hand-washing stations and as of now, we have expanded to 23 stations. We have washed hands of more than 108,000 people in these hand-washing stations. However, we haven't covered all parts of this community. We would like to expand to ensure everyone washes their hands so as to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the course of the next month, we will create 10,000 free masks for community members. We are following the directive of wearing masks in accordance to a new World Health Organization directive that masks should be used as a way to prevent the spread of the crown virus.

We ask you to provide $ 1.25 support for each mask. If we buy each mask at $1, we will be able to buy in bulk as a result of your contribution/support. We can get 100 masks for $ 75 at a discount. We will negotiate with the mask makers in our community so as to fight COVID-19 pandemic together through provision of masks.

Fundraising team: Team Kenya (2)

Isaac Muasa
New York, NY
Mathare Response
Douglas Ragan
Team member

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