Covid 19 has hit Northern Uganda particularly hard, with both the infection rate and number of deaths rising daily. Pastor George’s challenge since lockdown has been to reach his church, and his only route is through radio, which is expensive as airtime has to be purchased. George receives requests for help from other pastors and his church family, often for bibles and hymn books.
The WIN team in Northern Uganda has been trying to improve hygiene and sanitary conditions, and George also places priority on reaching the most vulnerable with food and items to meet their basic needs. Around thirty families have been helped with deliveries of beans, maize, salt and soap.
Food is now extremely expensive, almost doubling in price, and we are launching a project to provide communities with seeds and tools, and training for 60 young people to help them grow their own crops to be able to store food and keep them going through the crisis. This project will allow Isaac, who has previously come through the WIN child sponsorship programme, to share his farming expertise with the community.
The youth on this project will also receive bibles and discipleship training, and have raised nearly 50% of the cost of the project themselves. For details on how you can help support this community project visit our Northern Uganda appeal page.