COVID-19 appeal update: Emergency food relief in Zimbabwe
500 vulnerable people in Zimbabwe received emergency food donations through Jesuit Missions’ COVID-19 Appeal
Thanks to the generous donations of Jesuit Missions supporters, 500 vulnerable people from Mbare, Zimbabwe received emergency food supplies during lockdown.
The aid was a lifeline for many, as research revealed three out of five families were surviving on one small meal a day. In extreme cases, some were going by a day without eating anything.
Mbare is a deprived area and vulnerable families struggle to be freed from poverty. The effects of COVID-19 made life even more difficult. Food parcels were first handed out to the most vulnerable groups, including elderly people, disabled people, orphans and child headed families. One of the people who was first to receive a food parcel was 15-year-old, Tinotenda.
“My father passed away when I was very young and I have been living with my mother. My mother is often unwell and I have to take care of her, that is why I am in this food relief program. I really want to thank the donors who are helping us. Thank you so much!”
Jesuit Missions also wants to thank all our generous supporters.