As the COVID-19 pandemic strikes East Africa, hunger is as urgent a need as treating the virus. LOHADA children sheltered in place with either their extended families or other families until August, when school resumed. Many of their families in Shinyanga, in western Tanzania, where also hit with devastating floods.
LOHADA has worked for months to provide necessities such as rice, maize flour, beans and oil to families hit by the bad weather and the virus. We continue to raise funds for these purposes.
At Golden Grace Clinic in Shinyanga, personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves and protective clothing, is being provided to our health care workers. Dr. Patricia Allenby of Ohio State University is conducting online training so that medical staff can protect themselves and others.
The number of cases in Tanzania is hard to gauge because no official count exists. But many are nonetheless affected, so your continued support is invaluable.
Please indicate “COVID-19 Fund” on PayPal form as you are donating.