Now more than ever we are very grateful for the generosity of our volunteers and followers, who have helped us to provide assistance to thousands of people in most need here in Lima, Peru, since the COVID-19 crisis began.
We could not have done any of this without you!
Every time we hear and receive requests for help from vulnerable families, our hearts ache as we think, "Will we be able to help or will we be forced to reject them?"
Requests for help arrive at all hours of the day and night to our NGO office, to our WhatsApp, our Email inbox and unfortunately it has been increasing as the crisis progresses.
Is it another mother who cannot feed her children? Someone with a sick baby? Someone who has been looking for food all day and now at 10 at night is calling our office or our cell phone because he is desperate? Anyone escaping the violence?
We have seen everything from crying mothers, men and grandmothers, sick babies, pregnant women, to people living on the street eating from garbage cans, others that had nothing to eat days long, people in wheelchairs, men and women on crutches, some disabled ones and some with cancer or HIV, and the list could go on.
The economy has suffered a severe recession, which affects the poor people in the city, in the fields, or in the indigenous communities the most. Those who depend on a daily wage, and barely manage to convert their meager income into food each day, still struggle to recover and survive.
Young single mothers, the elderly, the sick, the homeless, and those with chronic illnesses continue to come to us for help. We want to answer each call but the requests are too many and the resources are few.
Therefore we are asking you to help us with your donations so we will be able to help those who need it urgently.
How do we use the funds?
Throughout the crisis, we have provided to more than 79,468 people with food in the most vulnerable areas.
We have delivered baskets with basic food to more than 14,124 families. Each food basket costs around $ 36 usd to include all basic nutritious items for a family of 4.
For every $ 2,900 usd we raise, we can cover the needs of 300 people for one week.
Together, we can bring some relief to those who need it most right now.
We are counting on you.
Millions of thanks!
We could not do any of this without your valuable help!!!