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Unemployment,
Published 23.05.2020 14:30
In Brazil, an unemployed baker bakes bread and donates it to neighbors in the Rocinha favela.
Baker Isael Jacinto da Costa from Rocinha, a large favela in Rio de Janeiro, has been unemployed since 2017. After a temporary job, the baker bought ingredients to bake bread and donate to neighbors. He baked 200 loaves. He said in the local media that he would like to donate…
Unemployment,
Published 22.05.2020 12:08
In Uruguay, a website helps street vendors to continue selling.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, vendors at open-air markets had sales disrupted. Social media analyst Nacho Castro created the FeriasUY website for street vendors to offer products and publicize thire phone number. People can order directly from the vendor and receive food at home.
Lockdown, Unemployment,
Published 08.05.2020 16:14
In Brazil, teachers and students from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) created the application No Bairro Tem.
The App “No Barro Tem” (meaning “There is that in the neiborhood” in Portugues) is collecting the information of small businesses in Grande Recife. The goal is to make it easier for consumers to find a service close to home and to help businesses minimize financial losses during the lochdown…
Unemployment,
Published 08.05.2020 16:05
In Uruguay, the Lodesiempre.uy website offers discount vouchers to use in restaurants when they reopen.
More than 90 restaurants and breweries which closed due to the pandemic in the cities of Montevideo, Colonia, Canelones and Maldonado participated in the initiative. There are two types of vouchers: “Solidarity voucher”, in which money is divided equally among all participant restaurants and the “Fanatic voucher” to support a…
Unemployment,
Published 07.05.2020 19:00
In Costa Rica, Juntos por Guanacaste project is raising funds to help unemployed.
The Guanacaste Community Fund together with other organizations in the Santa Cruz tourist area created this project to help families from 31 communities who are unemployed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Basic food baskets and products such as soaps, disinfectant towels and gel alcohol are delivered.
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 18:51
In India, a not for profit organisation provides food for 250,000 families across 26 cities across the country.
The campaign ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ was started by Zomato Feeding India, which has some 26,000 volunteers. They provide the vulnerable with a kit that consists of a combination of food, grains, wheat flour, rice and pulses for a family of five, as workers are now facing the lack of…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 16:39
In Uganda, a smartphone app lets the vendors safely sell and deliver fruits and vegetables to customers under the lockdown.
It was developed by the Institute for Social Transformation, a Ugandan charity, and it helps avoid crowds in markets. People can sell goods while at home, which are delivered to customers with motorcycle taxis. UN Women supported the app, since it enables female vendors to increase sales and e-commerce.
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 16:11
In Sri Lanka, the traditional Colombo Tea Auction moved online amid the pandemic.
This auction has brought together the island’s tea brokers for 126 years. Sri Lanka imposed a national curfew on March 20 that has lasted weeks. The digital auction has avoided large money losses. More than 16.5 million kg of tea were sold in Sri Lanka during the first three electronic…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 12:14
In the US, Spanish chef José Andrés’s charity provides meals to various hospitals and communities.
His non-profit, World Central Kitchen (WCK), devoted to providing food in the wake of natural disasters, launched #ChefsForAmerica campaign to help both struggling households and restaurants that had to close. They are serving tens of thousands of packaged fresh meals daily in communities. It allows, at the same time, putting…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 08:15
In New Zealand, volunteers are purchasing and distributing food parcels using a micro-grants scheme from the government.
In March, the Government announced $27 million for essential social services andup to $4.8 million for community grants “to support innovative, community-led solutions that support local resilience,” its website explains. They are up to $5,000 micro grants, which group of people are using to help their neighbours.

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