The Covid-19 pandemic has not only been challenging people with their health but also, the economic consequences have been quite severe. On the very first day of the lockdown, we said "today is the rainy day". This is the day we have all saved up for. For many people the pandemic became incredibly frightening as we saw unemployment rise and hard choices needed to be made to keep safe and housed and fed.
We saw the scourge of poverty impact directly on many of the people that we care for and love. As a result of this, we as neighbours have responded by putting those who have needs in touch with those who have resources and create linkages between the two whilst trying to remove ourselves from being in the middle. We have rather sought to be those who facilitate relational connections to one another.
We would like to thank all of those you have given so generously and those who have reached out in humility and offered to help. Just this last month we had some of the people that we assisted at the beginning of the lockdown who have now gotten on their feet begin to give to others who are now in need. What a beautiful expression of what community can look like.
There are also some people, especially those from outside of the country who wanted to give through Neighbours and we have tried to facilitate this. Thank you again to everybody who keeps on giving and we wish every one who has been though this difficult time with us the very best. lets keep staying connected and practicing neighbourliness.