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EAL’s story of positive action in the face of COVID-19 in Africa

Over 40 million confirmed cases of coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ spread in 188 countries/regions were reported on the 19th of October 2020 according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Though the number of cases across the African continent is relatively low, no country is immune to the virus spreading and smallholder farmers are a high-risk group because of a lack of information and the financial means to protect themselves against contagion.

EuroAfri Link is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by donating a minimal of 1000 hand sanitizers, masks, and soap to smallholder farmers in some African countries among which; Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. Our goal is to reach 50,000 farmers and pastoralists in rural Africa especially youths and women led businesses.  Our starting points are Rwanda and Uganda where we have trusted local partners on the ground Ingabo Syndicate  and AfriFood,  with whom we have longstanding relationships.

We acknowledge the disruptions that COVID-19 has had on food systems in Africa where tighter border controls and national lockdowns led to immense losses. Together with our partners, we are focused on helping smallholder farmers restart in a smarter and more efficient way. We appeal for your support to enhance this investment in smallholder farmers who feed 80% of Africa’s population and beyond.

Our plea to our well-wishers is to join hands with EAL to help donate hand sanitizers, masks, and soap in order to reach our goal of 50,000 farmers in Africa. Our field collaborators and local partners are doing their optimum best to inform and sensitise farmers on the COVID-19 causes, symptoms, and preventive measures against the virus.

Click here to read our blog outlining our programme and work to combat COVID-19 in Africa, the achievements, approach and learning.

We are working to counteract the pandemic’s impact on African smallholder farmers, but we need your help to go the extra mile. Your donations make this happen.

Thank you!

Patience Chindong

Co-Founder and CEO EAL

Remember by protecting yourself, you also help to protect others!

For more information about the virus, tips, symptoms and prevention, please visit;

  1. Dutch RIVM
  2. World COVID-19 Statistics
  3. WHO
  4. CBS News
  5. BBC
  6. CNN Facts vs Friction
  7. John Hopkins University