This Project is fully funded! Please check back for project updates and for a full report once the project is complete.
Donations designated for Tenha Esperança, Unidos Vencemos o Coronavírus - Have Hope, Together We Fight COVID-19 will be used to create sustainable change in the health and personal hygiene of the residences of Nacarôa regarding COVID-19 and to educate them on the importance of social distancing, proper handwashing and coughing techniques, and staying home whenever possible. We have an overall goal of distributing 4,000 bars of soap and 4,000 face masks along with informational cards on preventative measures and proper cleaning techniques to market vendors (because social distancing is not feasible) and to HIV positive residents and their families. It encourages the recipients to use the masks daily while around others. For those who do not receive the masks, there will be informational lectures on how to create face masks with regular household items.
It is our hope that our action will provide a sense of safety and stability for the health and well-being of the community of the District of Nacarôa. Tenha Esperança, Unidos Vencemos o Coronavirus - Have Faith, United We Fight COVID-19 has end goal of reaching all 140,000 residents of the district through word of mouth on preventative health measures; preventing other community members from catching the virus and in turn preventing themselves from catching and spreading it; the overall health of the community. Those who will benefit directly from our project are estimated at 50,000 community members of the town of Nacarôa. The handwashing stations are expected to benefit at least 30,000 community members that go to the hospital and purchase food from both markets in the town.
Krista was evacuated from service in Mozambique in March 2020 due ot COVID-19. Krista has remained in contact with her local counterpart and host community and collaborated in designing this project to meet emergent needs.
NPCA invests 85 percent of the total donations directly to support this project and 15 percent where needed most to support service administration and our overall mission.