Hand in Hand Zimbabwe continues to complement government efforts to reduce the harsh economic effects of the #COVID-19 Lockdown in rural areas through the distribution of grocery hampers to vulnerable households in its seven districts of operation.
Pictures show the distribution of grocery hampers, containing cooking oil, mealie-meal, sugar beans, sugar, salt, flour, tea leaves, soya chunks and soap, to 22 vulnerable households recently in Ward 8 Shurugwi district. The beneficiaries were also given brochures and flyers with more information about Covid-19, and taught the importance of washing their hands frequently using tippy taps.
Many rural entrepreneurs are unable to access markets to sell produce or to buy inputs as a result of the national lockdown aimed at curtailing the spread of the pandemic in the country through movement restrictions. The current situation is now putting a strain on household food security and income generation.
As part of efforts to meet the growing need of food security for vulnerable household in Rural Zimbabwe, HiHZim in partnership with Hand in Hand Sweden is exploring ways of securing more resources to support people in marginalised communities.