Our update on Aquaid Lifeline Fund
Checked-Inn has long supported the work of the Aquaid Lifeline Fund. Based in Cambridge, but focused on helping orphans in Malawi, the fund helps to provide housing, medical treatment and emotional support to those who need it the most. With Malawi, like many countries in the world, currently suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the Aquaid Lifeline Fund has never been more important.
Checked-Inn and the Aquaid Lifeline Fund
When living in a beautiful city like Cambridge, it’s all too easy to take effortless accommodation for granted. However, many people around the world aren’t able to enjoy safe, clean accommodation, free education or medical care. We believe it’s our responsibility to help those less fortunate to live healthier, happier and safer lives.
To help achieve this goal, and support the Aquaid Lifeline Fund, we donate a percentage of our rental income for every month our properties are occupied. This means that, by living in a Checked-Inn home, our occupants are helping orphans thousands of miles away in Malawi. Supporting the Aquaid Lifeline Fund allows us to help provide safe, comfortable accommodation both in Cambridge and in eastern Africa.
Malawi and COVID-19
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. A staggering 70% of the population lives on just $1.90 per day and most families are dependent on farming to earn their living. The country has been badly affected by the spread of HIV and about one in every 10 residents between the ages of 15 and 49 are thought to be HIV positive.
Like many countries, Malawi has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. And while many countries in more developed areas can offer comprehensive treatment to those infected with the virus, many areas of Malawi have limited healthcare provisions. This has meant that many people have had to go without treatment even when they’re seriously ill.
Organisations like @UNICEF are working with “Communities across Malawi with risk communication, providing handwashing supplies, hygiene and medical kits to health facilities and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.” It’s hoped this work will limit the impact of the pandemic and save as many lives as possible.
Aquaid and COVID-19
The Aquaid Lifeline Fund has been working to support communities in Malawi throughout the pandemic. They’ve promoted hygiene and helped educate children and adults on the importance of handwashing and social distancing. However, following advice from the government, the organisation has had to close its centres for day-care and limit the number of borders in residence. As soon as restrictions are lifted, the Aquaid Lifeline Fund will be restarting its work to support the vulnerable and needy children of Malawi.
If you’d like to find out more about Aquaid, and the work we do to support the organisation, explore our site or get in touch with a member of our team today.