POWERED BY FEEDSA - COVID-19 ACTION PLAN
2020 was a year of exceptional hardship and anxiety, as billions of people around the world suffered through a pandemic with a collective fear and economic hardship unprecedented in our lifetime. We experienced first-hand the struggle to survive, the loss of livelihoods, and unfortunately the loss of life.
It was not the usual course of business at the start of 2020, as the country was plagued with fear and uncertainty for the future. As our first lockdown loomed in late March, the KUNYE campaign was launched, with the aim to provide bulk essential aid to the communities who would be worst affected by the virus and resultant lockdown.
During this time, fortunate South Africans rushed to stores, stocking up on food and hygiene products. They had access to TV, internet and social media, where they received the latest news and updates. They had access to clean water and electricity to adhere to the hygiene precautions set out by the government and the world.
This was not however the reality for millions of vulnerable communities. The reality for millions of people was that they were unable to adhere to these life
THE KUNYE VISION:
To enable longer periods of sustained social separation, whilst providing ease on the wallets of those likely to be affected in this period of reduced income.
THE KUNYE MISSION:
• People who could not afford to stockpile, who already barely afford month-to-month expenses
• People who live in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions
• The sick and elderly who could not risk exposure
• People who do not earn salaries if they do not attend work
• People who cannot afford childcare for their kids who are home from school
• People who have no access to adequate health care
THE KUNYE GOAL:
We challenged our community to help us raise funds to provide bulk essentials to 5000 households across the townships (starting in Alexandra). Each hamper was valued at R480 and was suitable to assist a household of 4 people for approximately 2 weeks.
The packs contained:
• A selection of non-perishable foods
• Personal hygiene & sanitary items
• Cleaning materials & household essentials
As a low overhead organisation, with a dependable distribution network and together with our partners and suppliers, we are not only achieved this goal, we reached it 4 TIMES OVER!
At the peak of the virus, we were packing and delivering close to 2000 hampers every week, and by August 20 000 HAMPERS had provided essential aid to over 80 000 PEOPLE, reaching vulnerable communities across the country in almost all the provinces.
Whether you donated to KUNYE or to our on-going community projects, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your ongoing support. We understand that in times of such financial uncertainty, this has been a sacrifice.
KUNYE means “TOGETHER AS ONE” in Xhosa, or “ONE” in Zulu – this was the concept and meaning behind the campaign. Although we are isolated, we are 100% together as one in the prevention of the spread of this virus.
Together, we combat this virus
Together, we help those in need
Together we stand against COVID
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