Throughout normal operations, SAVE Foundation supports communities with upliftment programs and education facilities. However, during the pandemic, our focus has shifted to helping members of the community to get through the week.
SAVE helps too provides two hot meals a day to approximately 700 children across multiple educare centres in the communities. These are now 700 children who will not be receiving these meals. We are working to explore all options in getting food parcels to families and ensuring that they are kept on nutritious meals. As we know, nutrition is crucial at a time like this. Statistics are being published showing that those with immunodeficiency are more at risk of becoming seriously ill with the virus. South Africa has the highest HIV/AIDs epidemic in the world, with 7.7 million people living with HIV/AIDs. This hinders the way the body can fight off infections and therefore the Coronavirus.