As part of LBF relief projects, a major project that runs all-year-round with over 5,000 lives impacted through donation of relief materials and financial palliatives to support families and upscale local enterprises through caregivers, sponsors and partners all together to improve living conditions of the less-privileged individuals in April 2020 supported the Covid19 pandemic outbreak response in different communities of Awayi Community – Nasarawa State, Christ Treasured Orphanage, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Bako Community, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Ruga Community, Airport Road, Abuja (donated by the Embassy of Slovakia) by Providing food items and hygiene materials such as locally made facemask, liquid hand wash and sanitizers, Water and soap basins at strategic places in the communities, Creation of awareness/trainings in the communities to volunteers, Producing flyers and posters in local Nigeria languages with correct COVID- 19 precautions, Providing facemasks, liquid soap, facemask, gloves and other protective equipment to healthcare workers in rural primary care facilities.
The health and economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak all over the world and in Nigeria in particular is glaring for those in rural communities. This is especially because it affects the ability of individuals in these communities to maintain their regular routines. The current shut down of activities in most states in the country, with citizens compelled to stay at home, comes with unintended consequences due to lack of basic services like water and electricity, and no provisions of funds, food, soaps, and or sanitizers. This is because most urban poor and rural Nigerians live on the daily income.
Report from these activities showed that it was likely that the shutdown leads to hunger and malnutrition among children, the aged, and other low- income groups. Due to high illiteracy and inadequate sensitization, there was also an increase in sickness and deaths from COVID-19 as people continue to move around and spread the virus disregarding social distancing precautions.
With the help of the partners, sponsors, and volunteers, we were able to contribute our little to help others- Alice (Founder)
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