Rwanda, like other countries in the world, encountered challenges due to COVID-19. Rwanda’s government pushed for a lockdown because it cares about it’s citizens. Rwanda is a country whose GDP, a key indicator of economic activity, is low compared to other countries, especially developed ones. The government has tried it’s best to help people get food on a daily basis because most people have lost their jobs during the lockdown. The issues of where and how to get food, however, are extremely challenging.
TLC, as a partner of the Rwanda government, normally works with vulnerable people, especially those who are in category 1 and 2 of economic recovery. TLC intervened in the action of dispensing food to its beneficiaries and others in Gicumbi district. TLC’s contribution was really appreciated by local government and citizens. Since TLC began dispensing food in March, TLC has helped more than 300 households with more than three tons of beans and maize flour distributed in Gicumbi district. During COVID-19, the issue of where to get food is very complicated due to the different problems that the government of Rwanda and the citizens are facing during that miserable time. One of the duties that TLC has here in Rwanda as an NGO is to make sure that vulnerable people have healthy and positive development in their households. This is why TLC strives to advocate for the improved health of vulnerable people.