We all know what COVID-19 did to people; until now, the vulnerable have not recovered from the tragedy. It’s been two years since, and its negative impact has continued affecting vulnerable communities like this. Lack of food remains an aggressive issue underprivileged households face in this slum.
Slums are squalid and overcrowded communities that inhabit poor people who lack access to clean water and sanitation facilities, inadequate living spaces, and poor structure quality of housing. Their children have always been alongside the road, begging whoever passes a signature that symbolizes no food at home. The condition in these communities is worrying; the children are hungry and at risk of being victims of child labor.
Some of the mothers JFM blessed with food today mentioned that they walk around the neighboring communities looking for domestic work such as washing clothes as they leave their children home unattended to.
Today, JFM was able to feed over 20 families. We were able to do this as the situation continues to dig deep into the lives of the vulnerable poor. During our visit to these people, we realized that these people also consume one meal daily between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. This is done to allow the meal to take them throughout the night. The most consumed meal is maize flour, also known as posho, with beans giving them rice was heaven falling on them.
Thank you so much, donors, for making a difference.