South African families have no reserves and the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown will result in a spike in acute malnutrition if we do not act fast to protect food and nutrition security for those who need it most.
KCA is committed to providing emergency supplies to 786 children in 200 families in Soweto, South Africa. With the support of Ikageng, KCA’s long-standing partner in South Africa, KCA is delivering emergency supplies to the most vulnerable children, including children on ART. These emergency supply baskets include nutritious food.
For $19 a family receives a food basket that benefits the whole family for one month.
South African families have no reserves and the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown will result in a spike in acute malnutrition if we do not act fast to protect food and nutrition security for those who need it most. Before the complications and challenges caused by COVID-19, many South Africans already suffered from malnutrition and lack of access to nutrition and food. A quarter of South Africa’s children under five suffer from stunting as a result of chronic malnutrition, which is an underlying contributory factor in at least two-thirds of child deaths in South Africa. The hardships caused by COVID-19 have exacerbated an already fragile situation.
Your support is critical:
With your contribution we will ensure: - Families have food to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. - The effectiveness of HIV treatment will be maintained and the rate of new infections reduced.
Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible.
Ikageng Itireleng, under the leadership of “Mum” Carol, a fierce advocate for children’s rights in South Africa, provides services and support to children in Soweto who have been orphaned by or affected by AIDS, as well as young people living with HIV. Many of Ikageng’s children live in child-headed households, where they take on the role of parent and look after younger siblings. Others have a terminally ill parent or live with a grandparent who struggles to get by on the small pension provided by the government. Ikageng’s holistic approach connects children to food, clothing, school fees, healthcare, life-skills training, transportation and psychosocial support services to help them thrive.