Covid 19 Response: Child Fund Gives 1.4 Billion to Families

Child Fund Uganda has distributed funds worth 1.4 billion shillings to 9 local partners to implement cash transfer to 29,000 enrolled households.

According to the statement issued by Child Fund Country Director Moses Otai, the country office decided to program its available funds to respond to the emerging needs of the vulnerable enrolled households in the communities it serves in 28 districts in the country.

“The transfer will be made through mobile money, banking and other appropriate platforms available to families to access cash. Rural households will receive 50,000 shillings while urban households will receive up to 100,000 shillings,” said Otai in a statement.

The contribution to the vulnerable households is intended to enable families access immediate hygiene kits including hand washing facilities as well as meet basic needs in the households.

Otai said the endeavours are part of the Organisation’s response to compliment the Government of Uganda in responding to COVID 19 including supporting the most vulnerable families.

“Child Fund continues to monitor the situation and will make additional response mechanisms across the country.”

“The pandemic requires a concerted response and cooperation from all stakeholders, every preventive, control and mitigation measure that is available and every person and entity can make a difference to stop the spread of the virus and protect our children and communities,” he added.

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