Venezuela's health system is ill-prepared to cope with COVID-19. Moreover, most Venezuelans do not have access to WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) and can't get regular supply of clean drinking water. This is one of the most serious problems Venezuelan children face now with COVID-19 pandemic.
The main global measure to prevent and reduce transmission of COVID-19 is to frequently wash or disinfect hands. This simple action is a challenge for families in Venezuela.
Our aim with this project is to equip care homes, nutritional recovery centers and soup-kitchens with WASH (soap, water tanks, water purification tablets and filters) to help mitigate COVID-19 transmission and ensure food safety for more than 20,000 low-income families in 12 states. Furthermore, it will improve sanitation amongst children and their carers and will not only help prevent the effects of the current pandemic but it will also reduce the transmission of many other infectious diseases.