In an effort to positively contribute to the fight against the deadly coronavirus, LIFT Liberia with support from Africshion, has distributed food items to elderly people in the slum community of Clara Town in the suburb of Monrovia.
The items which included rice and organic red palm oil, were distributed to 25 households in the community.
It’s intended to help provide food for the elderly during the three-weeks State of Emergency announced by the Liberian government to curb the spread of the virus.
For the next three weeks, beginning April 11, 2020, Liberians have been asked by the authorities to stay home to curtail the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Liberia, one of the world’s poorest countries, is fighting both the virus and food security. An estimated 80% of the population live below $1 a day, and majority of the population feed themselves only through daily hustles, which the three weeks lockdown has put an end to, as citizens and residents are not allowed to leave their homes for more than an hour every day for essential things like food and medicine.
As a youth-led Peacebuilding organization, LIFT Liberia believes food security is a basic component of Peacebuilding and fighting the coronavirus pandemic especially with such a poor and vulnerable population.
The items were donated by to LIFT Liberia by Africshion, a jewelry shop in Monrovia.