The easing of the COVID-19 induced lockdown is ongoing, and some sectors of the economy have recommenced operations. The curfew in the country was extended from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs. Some shopping malls are now open, and they must comply with the COVID-19 standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Health. Public transport has resumed around the country.
CivSource Africa has been conducting a study on giving practices in Uganda. The study was conducted in 5 districts in Uganda.Above is a short video about the study.
In the months just after CivSource Africa was born, one of the things we knew we wanted to do was to understand and tell stories of giving in Africa broadly and in Uganda in particular, since that is where we are located. We started a campaign called #OmutimaOmugabi (A Heart that Gives), to enable us find, highlight, document and celebrate the ways in which we as Africans give.
This is volume Two of the ‘Giving Stories’ during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the coronavirus in Uganda. In the first issue, we brought you stories of the giving that happened between the months of March and April 2020. This volume covers giving stories that happened in the months of May and June 2020.
In December 2019, the world awoke to news of a SARS-like virus in Wuhan, China. Without notice, this virus spread across the world infecting millions of people, forcing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic. As scientists struggled to fathom and contain this virus, most governments across the globe put in place strict measures to reduce infections.