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    Making sure hands can stay clean

    Day 90

    Scrubbing Away to Keep the COVID at Bay

    In the wake of COVID-19, Changemakers 365 teamed up with Opportunigee Women group– a community-based group comprised of 15 members, to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The group was initially engaged in bar soap making and distribution at the reception Centre.

    Because of the importance of soap availability, Changemakers 365 saw a new way to partner with Opportunigee Women, through soap making!

    We were able to provide enough materials to make 8,000 bars of soap! This soap was distributed to the newly settled refugees in Nakivale! “From the time the pandemic was officially announced in Uganda the prices of essential items like soap have gone high and UNHCR distributes 2 pieces of soap on monthly basis per individual but considering health guidelines, it is not sufficient for washing hands, bathing and washing clothes, Bar soap is one of the most wanted items for the cleaning at the household level and in this period of time more cleaning and hand washing is required this makes the community strained, thank you Changemakers 365 for the support and being thoughtful in this trying moment,” said the Leader of the Group.

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