With schools closed and no welfare available life in Malawi is hard. People were already struggling to put meals on the table and are now having to deal with the effects of coronavirus. It’s unclear how the pandemic will play out but people are already going hungry.
Our dedicated team on the ground have begun to provide vital food to the families of vulnerable children who can no longer come to school for a hot meal. Until schools reopen Seibo is now providing meals direct to children’s homes.
While the initial focus was on children who were already deemed as vulnerable in their own community we have begun to expand to delivering food-stuffs to the families of children who attend rural nurseries also. The stakes are too high to leave people out.
Meet Shadai’s Family
Shadai’s dad left the home to work in South Africa and to date has not returned. Shadai’s mom is responsible for 5 children including Shadai.
Shadai’s mom is paying back a loan which leaves her with little money for food. Being able to send her children to school where they received a hot meal took some of the burden off. While home Shadai’s mom is doing her best to teach the kids the alphabet.
Meet Elizabeth’s Family
Elizabeth’s dad works away from home and sends money home when he can. Due to the coronavirus lockdown his work has dried up and he is unable to send money home to support his family.
Elizabeth’s mom has found some piecework outside of her home but must leave Elizabeth with neighbours. She’s not comfortable doing this and worries for her daughter but is left with no other choice. The school meal provided by Seibo provided a useful crutch that she no can no longer rely on while schools are closed. That’s why our dedicated team in Malawi simply have to continue providing food support. The stakes are high.
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