90 Packages of Staple Food Distributed to Riverside Communities in Yogyakarta
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic affected underprivileged communities in the riverside area. In the riverside communities, the children were one of the most vulnerable and their lives were at risk. Among all Covid-19 cases, the death rate of children due to the virus in Indonesia is the highest in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
Responding to the situation, Project Child Indonesia (PCI) is raising funds on the https://kitabisa.com/ platform to help vulnerable communities in three riverside communities of the heart of Yogyakarta. Fundraising was carried out from March to April 2020. The beneficiaries of this campaign were children who participated in the River School Program in 3 (three) riverside communities, namely Kampung Jetisharjo, Code River; Bener Village, Winongo River; and Dusun Gowok, Gajah Wong River. The funds raised were then used to provide aid packages containing staple food, masks and hand sanitizers. In line with an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags, the aid packages were packaged using reusable-bags or tote bags.
Aid packages have been distributed on 22 May and 23 May 2020 in three locations with 90 children beneficiaries. Packages were distributed successfully by implementing a physical distancing and health protocol. Hopefully, these staple foods would help the communities in the riverside area during pandemic.