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.

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!

    Evelyn Arthur, Kokrobite community member
  • 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.

    Richard Yeboah

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Project Details

  • Project:
    COVID Relief
  • NGO:
    ACEC
  • Location:
    Ghana
  • Start date:
    April 21, 2021
  • End date:
    August 31, 2021

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