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Published 20.06.2020 12:49
In Gambia fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups are working together to produce face masks.
Ndeye Fatou Njie, a local fashion designer has partnered with other fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups in rural Gambia to produce facemasks needed in the fight against Covid-19. The aim of the project is to produce 50 000 face masks through their “Made in Gambia” initiative. The facemasks produced are distributed…
Inclusion,
Published 02.06.2020 12:06
Spain’s street vendors deliver food and medical supplies amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The African street vendors, known as manteros, organized as the Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes de Barcelona, have dedicated their efforts to making masks and gowns for hospitals, as well as distributing food to the most vulnerable. They produce those medical supplies in their shop in one of the Barcelona…
Health, Unemployment,
Published 29.05.2020 14:01
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa.
This venture is supported by crowdfunding. Teams of volunteers distribute cloth masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Senegal, Benin and Nigeria. In the first month, local tailors were able to sew 7,000 masks, which also brings jobs to those tailors.
Health,
Published 29.05.2020 12:10
In Spain, volunteers in Asturias and other regions in the country are sewing masks for healthcare workers.
More than 600 Spaniards have joined to this particular initiative, 90 percent of them are women with tailoring experience. They use reusable, disposable and washable materials. Meanwhile, many citizens of the country are not happy with the government’s response to the crisis. Residents of Madrid protested on their balconies banging…
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 13:04
In the Czech Republic, inmates of the Vinařice prison are sewing masks to combat the shortage.
The Hatefree.cz project is collecting on its blog solidarity initiatives like this carried out by vulnerable communities. Among them, there is a story of Renata Fečová and Klára Pulová, two Roma women who make face masks with their sewing machine or the Muslim community in Teplice that distributes masks to…
Inclusion,
Published 26.04.2020 21:47
In Poland, refugee and immigrant women sew surgical masks for hospital and care facilities.
The women are organised by Kobiety Wędrowne Foundation from the Polish of city of Gdańsk, which was founded by a Chechen woman. The masks are given to medical workers, volunteers and the elderly. The idea was supported by social organisations, tailor’s shops or private people. A school offered a place…

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