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Published 22.06.2020 17:03
In Somalia women are distributing protective gear to street vendors.
The Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group (Sowrag) is distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and posters to women street vendors in the city of Hargeisa. The posters contain key information on Covid-19 and protection measures.
Inclusion, Unemployment,
Published 15.06.2020 10:30
In Costa Rica, the government is publishing the work of entrepreneurs to help them to find a job.
In the city of Tibás, the local government’s press and communication department is publishing informative videos about the services that entrepreneurs offer. The videos are published on the official social networks of the municipality of Tibás. The priority is to publicize the work of people who have been hit by…
Unemployment,
Published 26.05.2020 16:25
In Colombia, craftswomen manufacture embroidery masks.
Women in the city of Mampuján have had their handicraft sales hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They started sewing embroidery masks to sell on the internet. They consulted epidemiologists to find out which fabric is safer to protect against Covid-19 and they are being advised to keep the business online…
Health, ,
Published 25.05.2020 16:20
In Cameroon, UN Women provides training and hygiene kits to roadside vendors.
The organization launched a Covid-19 awareness campaign for 200 vendors (the majority of whom were women) in Yaoundé. The vendors were taught about protecting themselves and preventing the spread of the virus. They were also given a hygiene kit consisting of a bucket, soap, masks, and umbrellas. The organization targeted…
Inclusion,
Published 05.05.2020 12:30
In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, Brazil, ‘street presidents’ go door-to-door for coronavirus awareness.
The so-called “Presidente de Rua” (street presidents)  are chosen by the neighbors and their aim is to raise awareness, to monitor that people stay home, to distribute donations and essential items and to support people with symptoms with information. About 21,000 houses in the community are supported by the volunteers.
Inclusion,
Published 04.05.2020 20:01
In Nigeria, the Red Cross donates relief items to the vulnerable.
In Nigeria, the Red Cross in Lagos has distributed relief items to vulnerable people in the Makoko, community which is one of the communities that has been hit hard by the country’s lockdown. The organisation provided essential food items that could last a family of six for one-week to informal…
Inclusion,
Published 04.05.2020 08:43
Zimbabwean NGO, ZimRights distributes Covid-19 sanitary packs to informal traders at Mbare Musika.
The sanitary packs included a three-ply disposable facial mask, a pair of powdered latex gloves and a 100ml sanitizer bottle per individual. The move will see everyone who enters the market place being sanitized, as well as vendors individually sanitizing their customers. Mbare Musika is the biggest fresh produce market…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 13:06
Botswana NGO, Sisonke, is working with health officials to provide three months of antiretroviral (ARV) drug refills for sex workers.
The organisation, which advocates for universal access to health services has noted concerns from its members, who are about to run out of medication and initiated the program as a way to ensure that sex workers do not default from taking their ARV treatment during the country’s lockdown period. It…
Inclusion,
Published 26.04.2020 11:25
In Mexico, the campaign #MiBarrioMeRespalda supports street vendors.
The initiative, which translates as “My neighbourhood supports me”, was created by El Día Después platform, cofounded by Mexican actor and director Diego Luna. They are requesting financial donations, essential items and volunteers to help the vulnerable during the lockdown.
Inclusion,
Published 26.04.2020 11:05
In Brazil, Redes da Maré launched a campaign to get basic items to favelas.
In Rio de Janeiro, the non-profit group distribute basic food baskets and hygiene kits to residents, and they are in dialogue with religious leaders to raise awareness on social distance. This organisation has social programs for residents in Maré, a complex of 16 favela communities in the North of Rio…

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