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Thank you, coronavirus helpers, for giving us hope

21 Apr 2020

At different times I’ve struggled to find hope, positivity, the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m sure it’s been the same for each of you. Some of you have lost loved ones, some have people that are very sick, or you might be struggling financially. My heart goes out to you, and I send my love. 

I’ve been told to survive, just focus on myself, my family, my business. 

But sitting and surviving makes me feel empty. 

What gives me hope is looking at the amazing work done by our healthcare professionals risking their lives, people delivering food, people being great neighbors, coworkers, and friends. 

And what I’ve learned about hope is that it’s not a feeling. It’s an action, an activity. It’s the courage needed to act kind and selfless to every person around us, as we all struggle together through one of the toughest times in our lives. 

So I asked myself, what’s one action I could take to help outside of my own survival? 

Since one of the big problems around COVID is misinformation, our team worked with a few of our designers to create a series of projects to inform and inspire those that are in different areas all over Africa. 

We’ve shared with the United Nations and the International Refugee Committee. It’s a small start, but it’s an action. Inspired by the coronavirus helpers all over the world. 

So when you feel lonely, in despair, and need to find the light. Reach out and help someone else, so you too can inspire hope in people all around the world. 

Thank you, 

Ronnie Kwesi (one more helper) Coleman 


If you’d like to check out the designs4covid Africa projects, we’ll be featuring the designers on our Instagram and Twitter daily. Big shout out to Viwe, Sonia, Victor, Sajni, Taabu, and Gordon for their amazing and inspirational designs.