Project #194 | Supporting Women with Disabilities During COVID-19

Our partnership with Accessible Hope International

One Day’s Wages partnered with Accessible Hope International to intervene on the spread of COVID-19 primarily among women living with disabilities in Sierra Leone, also reaching Burundi, Liberia, Tanzania, and Nigeria. Across the globe, marginalized countries experienced vast disparities while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Poor testing facilities, broken healthcare systems, and lack in equitable communication technology created barriers for detecting and stopping the spread. In response, resource scarce nations were left to rely on implementing complicated and strict quarantine laws as their primary intervention, leading to further complications for women living with disabilities with job insecurity, changes in their medical care, and exacerbated symptoms of health conditions. 

Our partnership funded the implementation of low literacy virus prevention lesson materials (translated to the languages of Swahili, Kirundi, and French), materials and instructions to build tippy tap water systems, a basic hand washing station which can increase cleanliness and handsfree washing. Accessible Hope also assembled a face mask production team comprised of women living with disabilities which provided the team with essential income while meeting community needs during the Pandemic. Additionally, cash distributions were immediately made to 500 of the most vulnerable women living with disabilities to help meet their basic needs.

Our collective impact

People Trained in Low-literacy Virus Prevention

Tippy Taps Distributed

Total People Directly Impacted

Hannah’s Work

Hannah worked on the team of seamstresses who made face masks for Accessible Hope in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The mask making team crafted and sewed over 500 masks in a three-day period! Not only did they generate income for themselves and their families, but these women were the backbone of Accessible Hope International’s efforts to distribute masks across Sierra Leone and reduce the spread of the virus.

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our emergency relief fund.

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