To safeguard the population from further spread of the virus, the Government of Kenya in March 2020 put in place measures such as travel bans, social distancing procedures such as partial lockdowns and curfew to try and contain secondary spread within communities. This led to an economic recession in the country which resulted in, amongst other things, loss of sources of income and hunger within Korogocho and its environs.
In response to this, Miss Koch Kenya proposed to initiate a project known as ‘Improving quality of life for residents in Korogocho and its environs during Covid-19 period’. The initial primary beneficiaries of this project were the vulnerable aging population and destitute families affected by the economic recession. With time, the scope was widened to include child-headed families, persons living with disabilities, reformed youth, single-parent families, and select households deemed needy. In the period, March 2020 – March 2021, Miss Koch Kenya and partners had reached 8000 Households with food hampers and 800 persons through various cash transfer programs, erected 20 hand washing stations within Korogocho, distributed 1000 liters of hand washing soap, provided 4000 people with face masks and erected houses for some needy families.
- HP Dawda Foundation
- Team Pankaj
- Atari Gaming
- Slum Child Foundation
- Blessed to Transform
- Human Rights Defenders Coalition
- Balozi wa Amani Initiative