COVID-19 Effects at Pearls Home

Though the kids are safe, food has gotten expensive

The pandemic and ensuing lockdown in Jinja, Uganda has caused food prices to soar. Vegetables and grains are two to three times more expensive. The children are eating one meal a day.

Pearls group from Irene

A mother with two children were walking by the Pearls compound yesterday when the mother collapsed from hunger. They were trying to walk to their village where they’d find support. The children saw them and Rosette reported to the Local Chair who got them food and helped them on their way. The Ugandan lockdown is so oppressive! 

Here’s an opportunity to help. A few dollars buys a lot in Jinja. This pot of vegetables costs only pennies!

Pot of local vegetables