We have heard from our Project Manager contact in Mityana that, due to Covid-19,
things are very tough, with some basic necessities having increased in price by up to 400%
(salt, for example).
Lockdown and night curfew are in operation. Everyone currently has to wear a face mask
Our COVID-19 Food Appeal is asking for donations to provide food to some of the most desperate clergy in Mityana who do not have their own gardens to grow their own food – and with churches closed, have no income at all.
With schools closed, all children are at home, so families have to find food for everyone; the families who had two meals a day are down to one – and the families who only ate once a day are now having something to eat every second day.
We are very aware of how difficult it is for some families in the UK. But we have food banks, charities and other organisations who can help. People in Mityana have nothing.
Clergy often have to share what they have with the poorest in their communities, so our donations will be helping more than just the immediate family.
To offer the most help to the families we will be supporting ,our donations will cover maize porridge for a week to ten days. We know of 94 families who need our help immediately.
We have an appeal, via the Mityana Projects trust website, through Virgin Moneygiving where folk can make a donation – no matter how small as every donation will make a direct difference to someone in Mityana.
The site can be found on the following link.
Jan Petersen (NW PCC)