“If they can’t work, they can’t eat. It really is as simple as that.”
The words of our partners in India echo around the world. From Uganda and Guatemala, to Bangladesh and Syria, our grassroots partners tell us the same thing: Lockdown hasn’t made people in vulnerable communities safe at home. They have been at risk of starving at home.
They are as scared of hunger as they are of the coronavirus. Tragically they are all too familiar with the need to fight illness without medical help, which is too often inaccessible or unaffordable. But they can’t fight anything without food. It’s as simple as that.
That’s where Global Care stepped in.
Because we work through grassroots partners, who live in the communities they serve, we didn’t have to set up a network, or fly in a consultant. We were able to act, without delay. It’s as simple as that.
We have fed thousands of vulnerable, hungry people in ten countries, on four continents, and provided soap and hygiene tools to help keep hundreds more people safe.
I am incredibly proud of all we have achieved, working together. We’re not a huge charity, but our global footprint has never been more clear.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without you, our donors. We recognise that many of you here in the UK are struggling too, so we are even more thrilled by your generous response.
At the time of writing, you have helped us raise £60,001, which our partners have used to save and protect countless lives. It’s as simple as that.
Thank you! I wish I could say ‘well done, it’s all over now.’ Sadly, I can’t.
The challenges for vulnerable communities continue. Some are still experiencing the impact of lockdown, with restricted movements, no income and separation from key support networks. Others have emerged from lockdown into a new world where old ways of earning a living are no longer viable, or safe, and where food shortages and soaring prices bring new challenges. Still others are preparing for the potential medical crisis still to come.
We are committed to doing all we can to help our international partners weather this pandemic, and the mass misery it has inflicted.
If we truly believe that every life is precious, on every continent, then we must act on that belief. Thank you so much for standing with us. It’s as simple as that.”
CEO John White