The “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project offers advice on financial management, savings plans, and sales optimization to save business for hundreds of women affected by the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The project has helped more than 4 thousand women in a month. Women only need to send a WhatsApp message with the word “hola” (hello) and the assistants, who are people trained to deal with cases of violence, assess the risk of the victim, and provide guidance.
It is an initiative of the Red COMAL Network, from the Rural Caja 21 de mayo, a community initiative led by women. Its leader, Lucia Sarmiento and other women sew fabric masks for families and their community. Another part of the production is sold in the city Comayagua.
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa. While some governments introduced compulsory mask-wearing, many impoverished communities cannot afford a mask. Teams of African Masks volunteers distribute masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Kenya, Benin and Nigeria.
They help to pay utilities bills such as water, electricity and gas to families with financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are mothers who are part of the Maternashop group. They receive requests for help, they analyze the cases and they collect the money.
The European Parliament together with Samusocial Brussels, an organization working against exclusion, turned its offices into bedrooms to settle needed women. Several of the shelters for abused women have had to close due to the lockdown. The European Parliament buildings are empty because the sessions were suspended at least until…
They also prepare information materials about Covid-19 in Kaqchiquel, a language spoken by some indigenous people in Central America. Some populations are uninformed about Covid-19 because most of the information is in Spanish, the country’s official language.
About 400 Aymara and Quechua women voluntarily explain population ways to protect themselves against the novel coronavirus. They belong to the Center for the Integral Development of Aymara Women (Cdima). In addition, they launched a campaign on social media and materials in the Aymara and Quechua languages to promote hygiene…
The foundation is collecting all essentials required by pregnant women and new-borns which will be donated at various hospitals. This call for donations comes after the Minister of Trade and Investment, Peggy Serame, refused a request made by many women to open clothing stores to enable pregnant women and new…
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