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COVID Relief

COVID relief programme safeguards 500 women, men and children from poor households through better information sharing, access to increased hygiene and nutrition.
  • Local solution

    With this COVID relief programme, ACEC supports vulnerable households in slum settlements across Accra such as Jamestown, Chorkor, Madina and Agbogbloshie. The households present in these areas approached ACEC to intervene on the increasing poverty levels exacerbated by the onset of COVID-19 in Ghana during the year 2020. The high levels of hunger and other non-related illnesses such as malaria, cholera and typhoid have surged and ravaged the populations of low-income earners within the slums of the capital city of Accra.

    Thus, ACEC is bringing this project in response to the endless requests of the target households and provide them with access to increased hygiene and nutrition, like fruits and meals that are rich on balanced diet, vitamin supplements, charcoal, nose masks and hand sanitizers. This is in addition to an awareness campaign on how COVID-19 can be prevented, treated or tested for. Currently, clarity on how to identify infection and whether there is an effective vaccine is lacking.

    Lives improved

    500 women, men and children from 100 poor households will have improved health because of the provision of information, and increased hygiene and nutrition; and an increased well-being, because they got out of a situation of extreme poverty and hunger.

    Community impact

    The project will also contribute to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in these communities, as the recipients would not have to scramble for food and overlook the recommended social distance and are now better informed. In addition, the items will be sourced from a local network of grocery shops and pharmacies which will also benefit from the project.

    Budget

    For the first 100 households ACEC requires donations totaling GHS 28,000 (or €4,109). The donations will be used for:

    • Purchasing food, cooking equipment, hygiene and medical supplies for 100 households.
    • Sensitization and campaign sessions. And the purchase of items to promote publicity of the project such as T-shirts, flyers and brochures for project recipients.

    Every additional donation will benefit even more families. Also, ACEC will deploy internal funding for the other activities associated with the project since this is a program that started running at the onset of COVID-19 in Ghana. ACEC aims to collect in total GHS 84,000 (or €12,328) for 300 households. That is €41 per household.

    5% to iMPACT direct for facilitating direct donations to local solutions (which helps to cover costs of the website, promotion and proposal writing, costs if financial services and the support to NGOs.
  • Local solution realised

    In all, 64 people including children, women and men were reached. The breakdown are as follows:

    • Total number of children: 38
    • Total number of women: 19
    • Total number of men: 7

     

    Lives improved

    128Overall number: 64 people including women and children. The children (38 in all) benefitted from donation/ supply of food and PPEs. The women (19 in all and mostly mothers) benefitted from awareness campaigns on covid prevention and treatment. They also received some PPEs. The men (7 in all) on the other hand, received education on the vaccination.

    Community impact realised

    Awareness on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 disease has increased greatly. Head of households who are mostly men have also gained instructive education on the vaccination programme being rolled out by the government. Two men out of the seven, have duly gone for vaccination. This will empower them to work hard to fend for their households despite the prevalence of the disease in the country.

    Budget

    The funds were used to purchase food and medical supplies to these beneficiaries. In addition, the roll out of the vaccination campaign by government empowered a number of the intended beneficiaries thereby decreasing the intended target number. ACEC took advantage of this to also educate the households on the vaccination programme.

    Follow up

    The project intended to target more than 300 women and children from 60 households that are impacted by the devastating effects of COVID -19 pandemic in known slums in the Greater Accra region. However, due to the limited amount of funds received, only seven (7) households were reached with a total number of 64 beneficiaries in Kasoa, a suburb in the Central Region of Ghana.

Testimonials

  • ACEC offered me a pathway to gain living incomes when I thought all was lost. ACEC provided me with free cook stoves to use and sell in order to make a living out of it to take care of my family. If it was not for ACEC and their pro-poor interventions, I don’t know where I will be!

  • ACEC’s work in Ghana has contributed to the increased resilience of communities to climate change through cookstove distribution and seedlings. They reach the most vulnerable communities. Since my interaction with them, ACEC have achieved any target they have set for themselves.

Project Details

  • Project
    COVID Relief
  • Campaign
    Finished
  • NGO
    ACEC
  • Location
    Ghana
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Start date
    April 21, 2021
  • End date
    August 31, 2021
  • Total amount raised
    € 375
  • Lives improved
    64 persons
  • Community iMPACT
    300 people reached

ACEC

Agriculture and Climate Empowerment Centre (ACEC) empowers communities to adopt strategies that will enhance resilience to climate change, improve people’s livelihoods and thus ensuring sustainable development. ACEC employs an innovative participatory approach with community members that engages them right from the project formulation stage up to the implementation period.

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