The Covid-19 virus doesn't discriminate. It impacts the rich and the poor. Whereas some countries have better infrastructure to handle this pandemic, others struggle without resources and education on how to best combat this disease.
"If Covid-19 is not beaten in Africa it will return to haunt us all."Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Aby Ahmed and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
A Global Connection
We began to ask ourselves, how can we help our network of church planters across rural villages in the horn of Africa? One of our leaders, Pastor Silvest of Petros Network Uganda, gave us a great idea — provide soap and teach hand washing. We began a campaign to raise much-needed funds, Give Africa a CLEAN Hand, and pastors like Silvest piled soap into knapsacks, on the back of motorcycles or donkeys, and trekked into rural villages to provide to those who could not help themselves, soap and hand washing education (pictured below). One thankful leader said, "Many of my friends can spend a week or two without soap. I have friends who bathe without soap, I know you cannot believe this, but it's a reality."
COVID-19 Relief Effort
In challenging times like these, we’re especially grateful to work alongside generous and passionate partners like you. Just $10 provides 8 bars of soap to a village family, and $30 includes soap and a water container. So simple, but so powerful! Thank you for joining us in this effort. It’s never mattered more than it does right now.
May 5, 2020
Written by Linda Noah, Executive Director
If Covid-19 is not beaten in Africa it will return to haunt us all
“WASH Coronavirus Away” Poster
USAID: “Saving Lives, Improving Health with Simple Act of Handwashing with Soap”