The challenges of COVID-19 for our village partners.

01 May 2020
Author: Lian Choong 
2 minute read

Many villages globally are being hit hard by the impact of COVID-19. What are the particular challenges they face in responding to this pandemic?

In these rural village areas:

  • There is limited access to up-to-date news and social media which means people aren’t equipped to make informed decisions for their families.
  • There is scarcity of major hospitals in rural areas which means people can’t rely on them for emergency medical assistance.  
  • Many workers are daily wage labourers and get paid only for what work they do that day which means people are reluctant to stay home from work, and don’t have access to savings to stock up on food or supplies. 

COVID-19 is putting additional pressure on already fragile healthcare systems and pushing millions of people into an even more grim reality. 

That’s why we’ve created the Stay In, Reach Out campaign so that we can extend the spirit of the collective good that we are seeing in our country to the global community.

While you stay in - to protect yourself and your family - you can still reach out to keep 16.5 million people safe.


By investing in 500,000 of The Hunger Project's highly trained community leaders on the ‘village frontlines’ around the world who are stopping the spread of COVID-19.   

It’s simple. Give the equivalent of what you would spend on the things you can’t do right now, and instead enable others to do what they can in order to keep safe.   

So if you are in a position to do so: please stay in to stay safe - and reach out and invest in people, so everyone no matter where they live can stay safe too.