For 14-year-old Robert and his mother Maame in Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging. With eight children at home, Maame is worried that she will eventually run out of food to feed her family.
The entire world is feeling the challenges of the COVID-19 virus. Many have lost jobs, global school closures are leaving children vulnerable, hunger is rising for families and physical distancing is taking a toll on social wellbeing.
“I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to treat patients. I always worry when I see too many sick people sitting in the hospital just waiting their turn to visit the doctor. I want to contribute to the health sector in the future.” – Meskerem, 14, Ethiopia
“I can have food to eat anytime I am hungry and there is more variety than before”
– DENIS, 11, GHANA
“Since our diets have improved, my children no longer have frequent flus and colds and are much healthier.”
– REBECCA, 40, UGANDA