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FOOD & CARE RELIEF  FOR COVID-19 IN RWANDA

In many parts of the U.S., COVID-related restrictions are lifted and businesses have reopened, making it feel to many like the pandemic is finally over. But in Rwanda, it’s not over yet.

Because many parents in Rwanda’s poorer communities receive their income through temporary labor, the economic slowdown resulting from this virus means many families will have limited or no income coming in. And with schools out for the summer, families now have more mouths to feed during the day and little to feed them.

It is a dire situation for many.

Given these circumstances, Africa New Life is redirecting funds from our school lunch program in order to provide immediate food relief, hygiene products, and other forms of care to the most vulnerable families in our communities. Our staff is confident that the best way they can help families in this crisis is through provision of beans, maize (corn) flour, and soap.

We believe provision of food, hygiene, and related relief to the most vulnerable families in our communities is the most timely and strategic response we make today.

You can help with a donation to our Food & Care Program. Any dollar amount helps ensure vulnerable families’ most critical needs are met until schools and businesses reopen. Every $15 provides an average family with emergency food relief for two weeks.

Click below to help support families for whom this pandemic just isn’t over yet.

Latest Updates from Rwanda

November 2, 2021

Rwanda has been managing the threat of COVID-19 well through following masking and distancing guidelines. Today, 15% of the population is fully vaccinated, and more than a quarter of all Rwandans have received the first dose. Thank you for your incredible support during COVID-19 and for the emergency relief you helped provide, which helped sustain families during the toughest weeks!

At this time, Africa New Life is not providing emergency food relief. We are continuing to serve students and families through the Food and Care Program. Regardless of what each family is able to afford, the Food and Care Program ensures that every student receives a daily lunch at our schools.

By giving to the Food and Care Program, you can help Africa New Life continue serving Rwandan students and families through the gift of nutritious food through the end of this year and more!

July 22, 2021

As Rwanda fights a new spike of COVID cases, with very limited access to vaccines as of yet, the government has recently mandated a new series of restrictions and closures aimed at slowing the spread of this devastating virus.

At this time, most businesses are closed in Kigali, Rubavu, and several other districts. Social gatherings and activities outside of essential services are restricted or prohibited. During last year’s prolonged closures across nation, temporary labor and many jobs disappeared overnight, leaving many families in desperate economic circumstances, even as food prices soared. Now the same thing is happening again. Because many parents in Rwanda’s poorer communities receive their income through temporary labor, these are the families who are now most at risk. Parents already struggling to feed their children may have an even more impossible situation now with their children’s schools closed for summer break and with less income than usual or none at all.

Africa New Life is once again providing immediate food relief to the hardest-hit families in our communities. Gifts of food relief can be donated through Food and Care Program, or sponsors can send food directly to their sponsored student and their family through the Online Store.

Thank you!

Please continue providing food and hygiene for families in need.