On the 21st of March the first case of COVID – 19 was confirmed in Uganda. Following the outbreak, the government of Uganda implemented lockdown measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. The lockdown measures shutdown public transport and non-essential business which implied that most of the daily wage earners would not be able to work and earn a living to feed their families.
In light of this, Uganda Unites in partnership with Robert Katende Initiative (RKI) launched a relief drive, requesting Ugandans to donate towards supporting families of the daily wage earners in the country who live hand-to-mouth and would therefore be adversely affected by the lockdown. Uganda Unites was able to collect UGX 650,000 ($181) in donations towards this cause.