DUNIYA & CORONA || The global outbreak of coronavirus has led to a serious shortage of mouth masks in many places around the world. As a result, people are unable to protect themselves or the masks are sold at rates too expensive for people like in ‘our neighbourhood’. So Duniya has decided to make them and distribute (for free) to the people in and around Nagwa. A big compliment to our dear and brave staff member Asha, who teaches tailoring and who works so hard now the schools are closed. We have a top Duniya team in India!

We are very much aware that our masks may not help much in the context of the coronavirus. We don’t have the materials nor knowledge to design them in a way they will keep out viral particles, and they’re not nearly as tightly fitted around people’s nose and cheeks. We nevertheless have two reasons to distribute them: ⠀

– They might be of at least some use, although the effect is likely to be very modest.⠀
– The poor, who cannot afford the over-priced masks from the pharmacy at least are not left out. ⠀