We have learned a great many lessons since we distributed palliatives at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We came across different stories, but ones of acute poverty are the loudest. Many families just don’t know where their next meal will come from. It’s not just the pandemic although it exacerbated their already dire circumstances, many of these families do not know any other reality. A man with a family of 4 told us that what he knows is hunger-virus, not corona-virus. For any one of these, we heard so many more.
Every year, Giving Tuesday provides us with an opportunity to use the power of generosity to reach the most vulnerable in our communities. It is a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
#GivingTuesday which this year falls on 1st of December will kick off our charitable season throughout the Christmas period and into the New Year. With the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus on the world and its harsh realities in Nigeria, pushing millions more people into extreme poverty with inflation at an all-time high, we have a duty now more than ever to reach out to the most vulnerable in our society – wherever we find them.
This year, we have reached 1,744 persons (persons affected by Leprosy, Buruli Ulcer, Tuberculosis patients, and Persons with disabilities) across 17 states of the Federation. These persons received palliatives from us and more people are yet to be reached.
With as little as 6,500 Naira you can make a difference and support us to reach more vulnerable people this season of giving. Be assured, you will put a smile on somebody’s face. Thank you!