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Selfless Impact Space Volunteers excites communities in Uganda

Building communities that fosters self-reliance and sustainability. |Justus Njuki
Covid-19 Pandemic has rendered many people jobless in many African Countries. It is affecting production, hitting supply chains across the affected countries, resulting in a steep drop in consumption. Consequently, prices skyrocket and many families cannot access cash to pay for food and other basic items. Bringing this situation to an end remains Impact Space high up goals on the list. Ensuring that communities suffering from the effects of the pandemic get assistance to uplift their quality of life, and improve their resilience against future crisis.  Impact Space is engaging young people in Uganda as assets and partners in finding sustainable solutions to development challenges in the country. Through Community Care Drives, a team of Volunteers have committed to building a community that fosters self-reliance and sustainability in areas of economic development, even as many children and families struggle to get the most basic of necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. “There has been massive loss of income resulting from extended virus containment measures, including restriction of movement. Reaching out to the needy people of Kamujegye cell Rwerere town council with food assistance and other basic necessities was fulfilling. If only you saw the smiles on their faces, so priceless.
I’ve never been happier!”, Ms. Susan Bethel. Impact Space Volunteers are emptying themselves to end this cycle by stooping down to inspire and empower communities to develop empathy for the less fortunate. Mr Clay Jonathan Taban, Uganda Chapter Co-leader, paints to us a picture of a single mother living with HIV/AIDS whose source of livelihood is totally scuttled. “We met a single mother in Lugbara who is depending on little cash she makes from selling cooked maize. It’s painful to contemplate about this. The family can hardly afford two meals in a day.” Mr Clay Jonathan Taaban

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