In March, the Kenyan government announced strict rules to curb the spread of COVID-19. This included closing Nairobi County boundaries and a 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. curfew.

Chalice critical needs - foot items, thermometers and masks for families in KenyaThe people who suffered the most were the daily wage earners who depended on finding a casual job on the outskirts of Nairobi to survive each day. Because of the new rules, people could no longer find these jobs and the curfew limited the amount of time which they could try to earn a few coins on the streets to get food. The pandemic has caused much hunger, anxiety, and distress among the most vulnerable.

To ease the burden on the families in three schools we serve, the Nairobi sponsor site is distributing food baskets to 400 non-sponsored families, and families of 153 sponsored children will be provided with additional funds for food. These food items will supplement the little that the families are getting and help them stretch their resources. The food baskets include flour, sugar, cooking oil, salt, and hygiene items like soap and tissue paper.

Currently, the government plans to re-open schools but needs the schools to put in place measures to curb the spread of the virus once schools re-open. To do this, Grapesyard Education Centre needs five infrared thermometers to monitor temperature for the children in school and three face masks for each student and teacher for use in school.

The total cost of these items is $16,804.57 and the sponsor site has come to Chalice looking for support to help thesefamilies during this most challenging time.

Funding Request: $16,804.57
Critical Need: GBL0420E

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.


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