Provision Through Tough Times…August 10, 2020
Whilst INA works in eight countries across Asia and Africa, the response to COVID-19 has been pretty universal. No matter the level of income or country of residence, ways of managing and mitigating the virus have been the same. That’s why all of our projects have been offering support to more than 42,200 vulnerable individuals. Below, we’ve summarised three key responses that YOUR donations have helped make possible.
Training communities in preventing the spread of COVID-19 has been a top priority. We have offered training in handwashing, social distancing, mask usage, preventative measures, quarantine, understanding the symptoms of COVID-19, as well as overseeing the hygiene practices of children.
We have informed communities on updates from governments via radio, phone or appropriate check-ins. For some, we have also been tracking and assisting pregnant women, including arranging safe travel to health facilities for delivery.
A plethora of supplies have been distributed by our partners. For families, we distributed masks, soap, food packages and other emergency hygiene equipment. Hand sanitiser and PPE were also given to hospitals.
COVID is affecting economies worldwide, so we’re trying new methods of income generation, alongside some Business as Usual approaches. Some have been encouraged to continue their livelihoods (like farming or animal raising) so they have the opportunity to earn some income. For women who can sew, we have provided material to produce face masks for which they can sell for an income.
Hi, I’m Catherine, INA’s Programs and Compliance Officer. In early March, I spent 10 days in Myanmar, and visited INA’s project partner, Karen Women Empowerment Group (KWEG) to learn more about how your funds are helping women and children. I’ve written a series of...
Hi again! Catherine here, INA’s Programs and Compliance Officer. This is my second blog about my recent trip to Myanmar to visit our project partners, Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG). If you haven’t read my previous blog, please do so here! Blog Two is about...
Hello and welcome to my third and final blog! My name is Catherine, INA’s Programs and Compliance Officer. I’ve been documenting my time spent in INA’s projects in Myanmar. If you haven’t read my previous two blogs you can do so here and here. Please also note that I...