Update: COVID Relief Distribution Continues to the Most Vulnerable
Aug 20, 2020 1:17:36 PM
Love Justice staff is responding to COVID-19 around the globe. We are currently working to bring relief to vulnerable people in 17 countries.
Zimbabwe: Distributions Continue as Situation Grows More Dire
August 18 | Our teams in Zimbabwe are still hard at work with food distributions due to widespread hunger and starvation—a situation that continues to grow more dire. This week, 20 families were reached in Madziva and Epworth. One LJI team member said, "Food security is a real issue, and they were so grateful for the love and support shown."
Also, 22 packages of food were distributed in Mabvuku to children's homes and to those with high vulnerabilities. More to come!
Bangladesh: Food Distributed Provides Relief for 25 Families
August 14 | This month, we partnered with a local church to distribute food packages to 25 families living in rural villages in Bangladesh. Each family received rice, lentils, cooking oil, onions, potatoes, salt, and soap—enough provisions to last 2–3 weeks. The recipients have all been affected by the recent floods, and they were overjoyed to receive the food aid.
Our team member shared, "In these villages people struggle every day in their life. Because of COVID-19 and flooding, their suffering is now rising in the highest crisis. Because of flooding, roads are washed away in flood water, and many houses are now living under water."
Zimbabwe: An Overjoyed Family Receives Much-Needed Provisions
August 10 | Our team in Zimbabwe sent some stories to share with the rest of our staff about how God has been helping them to “reach out to vulnerable people.”
One story was about how they were able to distribute food aid to a desperate pastor and his family. The father is involved in full-time ministry, and before the pandemic, his wife used to sell vegetables to help provide for their children. The family all knelt down and cried when they received the provisions. The wife told our team that she and her husband, along with their three kids, had been surviving solely on avocados for eight days! The parents were overjoyed to be able to cook a meal for their children, and they were very grateful for the assistance!
South Africa: Food Distribution in Johannesburg
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