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Published 10.05.2020 18:09
In Valencia, Spain, the school free meal is replaced by a SMS that can be exchanged at the supermarket during the pandemic.
The parents of the 58,000 students who usually receive free school meals  in that region can exchange a €120 SMS-voucher in Consum supermarkets. 16% of students in Spain depend on school food scholarships. In Madrid, the regional government’s response has been widely criticized, after reaching an agreement with fast food…
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.
Published 07.05.2020 17:08
A group of Uruguayan restaurant owners, chefs and hotel staff created an alliance to distribute meals to soap kitchens.
The name of the initiative is El Fuego Prendido and it is a non-profit alliance to bring their expertise helping “ollas populares” (soup kitchens) in Uruguay. Volunteers cook and deliver food. They accept donations for the project.
Published 05.05.2020 15:09
In Bolivia, the police are teaching in Quechua language how to properly use gloves and masks.
The officers collected food and protection materials thanks to donations from solidarity neighbors and distributed them among remote areas. In peripheral neighborhoods in the Cochabamba city, police delivered the goods and protective items and taught the population how to use them.
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.
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…
Published 27.04.2020 17:02
In Argentina, the government imposed maximum prices for essential goods during the pandemic.
Products range from basic food ingredients like oil, rice or flour to hygiene products like gel alcohol. The measure was established on March 19 after detecting the general increase in the cost of certain products.and has been extended until May 20.
Published 27.04.2020 11:52
In Rwanda, the government is distributing free food to vulnerable people.
Rwanda is the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a total lockdown on 21 March. Under this social protection plan, it is expected that essential items be delivered to at least 20 000 households in the capital, Kigali. The delivery is door-to-door to mitigate the impact of the lockdown…
Published 27.04.2020 11:02
In Brazil, Fala Acari association is raising funds for residents in a favela.
They will use the donations to buy food, soap and masks for the population living in overcrowded conditions in a Akari favela, in the north of Rio de Janeiro. “Fala Acari”, which means “Speak Acari” in Portugues, also participated in a 5-hour virtual event on YouTube, with musical performances, to raise funds.
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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