In Uganda, like so many nations, the poor have become even more marginalized and at risk during the pandemic. Impact Nations has partnered with local leaders to provide over 500,000 meals in Uganda since the virus left so many without work.
Now it is time to begin searching for sustainable economic opportunities for the poor in the new reality that is emerging. Although the economy in Uganda is slowly beginning to open up, there are strict health guidelines that must be followed.
First and foremost, everyone over the age of seven is required to wear a government-approved face mask at all times when in public. This includes in taxis and the marketplace.
Unfortunately, many families cannot afford eve the small expense of a face mask. And yet, without the face mask, they are unable to leave their homes to find work and generate an income. Thus, a mask equals economic freedom.