Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association through the partnership with Misereor managed to procurer sanitary wear for girls with disabilities and food aid for families of children with disabilities who are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beneficiaries were drawn from the 23 Support Groups that are working with ZPHCA across Harare Province. Most of the families of the beneficiaries sustain at a hand to mouth income and have been strained or have been alienated from economic activity due to Corona Virus.
Beneficiaries receiving food aid.
The outbreak has worsened the household food security status for families of children with disabilities. Small scale trade and the informal sector have been closed due to lock down restrictions. This has been a big blow to families of children with disabilities as they mostly rely on small scale trade for subsistence.
Girls have a double burden not only for food but also sanitary needs. The economy has been a major challenge for accessing proper sanitary needs thus the intervention by the organisation to the girls with disabilities.
some of the beneficiaries of the sanitary wear.