HOPE AND RELIEF FOR THE CHIDEFEA WOMEN ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE VICTORIA Amidst LOCK-DOWN

Before Covid-19, the women of CHIDEFEA women group were doing great not anticipating anything. Little did they know that the situation could suddenly CHANGE, last long, taking away with it what they had achieved. “The corona virus pandemic inevitably resulted in many negative and long term impacts” for these women.

The women were on lock-down since March. They were not working and had nothing to feed their families. They did not anticipate that the lock-down would last long to reach an extent of utilizing their business capital to feed their families.

They also experienced floods dispersing their businesses and homes and leading  to diseases, hunger and starvation.

They were hopeless; their small businesses were gone and Micro credit funds exhausted. This led to the intervention of Tusaidiane Uganda and CHIDEFEA women group leaders to appeal to Stichting Mirembe for support to the women.

Stichting Mirembe agreed to offer relief support to the 45 CHIDEFEA women. So far, 23 women have been supported with food including maize flour, beans, sugar, soap, cooking oil, masks and cash money worth UGX 200.000 to support the women and their families during this crisis.

The women were overwhelmed with the support given to them by Stichting Mirembe and CHIDEFEA. They said that they had never seen a MCF women group that supports women in time of need and sorrow.  To them they were indeed one family. Most of them were seen kneeling to thank the donors for their support during this hard and difficult time.

CHIDEFEA women group would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Stichting Mirembe and Tusaidiane Uganda Limited for the financial and emotional support towards their group enabling them to give a helping hand to the women members.