Grassroot groups critical to the Covid-19 response

Artists draw murals and graffiti on the wall of Dedan Kimathi Stadium wall in Nyeri town on July 2, 2020. The project which is sponsored by the National Museum of Kenya aims at reinforcing health education to combat Covid-19.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • With local networks and often meagre resources, the organisations are devising ways of rallying communities to protect themselves against Covid-19.
  • With local networks and often meagre resources, the organisations are devising ways of rallying communities to protect themselves against Covid-19.

Deep in the hearts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu’s informal settlements, staff of a grassroots community organisation move from house to house distributing face masks and food items, comforting distressed community members, and offering a myriad of other direct community services. 

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