Nurturing hope and resilience in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic in West Pokot County in Kenya -Dorcas Chepkopus Story

In 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic was threatening the hope for survival of humanity. Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika and partners chose to support the resilience of the community of West Pokot, Kenya. We did this by working with our program beneficiaries to produce 20,000 masks. Majority of these masks were donated to the needy members of our community here.

This project was not only our expression of hope that the rapid spread of the virus would be controlled. It was also our way of supporting seamstresses in our community, as they had lost their income during the pandemic and were struggling to provide for their families.

In this video we share the story of Dorcas Chepkopus, a woman from Kapkoris location who worked with us to sew the masks that we distributed to street children and families of Self Help Groups that we serve here in West Pokot, Kenya.

She used the income she raised through the project to diversity her livelihood sources beyond just sewing.

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