The spread of the virus has impoverished people who were struggling to survive even before the epidemic. Families have no food, no work and no money to support themselves. Sometimes, they can only eat one meal a day. Some, before the beginning of quarantine, were doing chores like washing clothes for the rich, others were selling fruit, vegetables, biscuits, water… now, unable to leave their homes, they have lost that small source of livelihood.
However, solidarity has not been lacking, and some volunteers and members of Via Pacis Uganda have distributed food rations to families in difficulty, who live in the slum of Katwe (Kampala).