KDI Children’s Care Kits COVID19 Response, Kibera

We know the endless conversations around COVID19 can seem frustrating and the inability to plan anything long-term is scary, but what seemed like a total switch in the way society and our world functioned in early March 2020, has now become a reality, a new way of living. However, a reality for one person is totally different from someone else’s reality and we have tried really hard in these strange times to count our blessings, remember how fortunate we are and take time to slow down and appreciate the little things.
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In light of this, Green Spoon joined up with of one our super suppliers, Grounded, who create economical, non-toxic cleaning products, to collect donations for and supply KDI (Kounkuey Design Initiative) with hand sanitizer and toddler packs for groups in Kibera. KDI is a community development and design nonprofit. They partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in their neighbourhoods and cities. With the Government directives being more difficult to follow and taking their toll on communities in Kibera, KDI began a two-phase initiative to help families by enriching their time through creative play while supporting caregivers through providing care kits. You can read KDI’s report on launching phase 1 of the initiative in more detail here KDI report: Kibera_Care_Kit_Ph1
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Green Spoon began collecting donations from our always lovely and generous customer base to be able to supply Grounded’s fantastic hand sanitizer and paper bags to hold the care kits. Green Spoon managed to collect approx $1000 from these donations and KDI were able to put together individual care kits worth 1500 Kenya Shillings. Grounded’s all-natural hand sanitizer exceeds the CDC recommendation of 60% alcohol and is enhanced by properties of tea tree and coconut oil to nourish as well as disinfect hands. Being able to supply such natural yet effective hand sanitizer to those who cannot access a sink with running water is amazing. The picture below shows what the care kits included.
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Phase 2 of the initiative aims to refill these care kits. As you can see, these care kits include Lego bricks, colouring pencils and a drawing book along with other hygiene products. These were provided in the hope that children not being able to attend school could still enrich their time through being creative using the Lego bricks and learning could still be promoted through creative play. We are so proud to have been able to play a part in this incredible initiative and even more thrilled to have such kind customers that allowed us to be an intricate part of making phase 1 of this initiative a success. So, thank you!
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