During this time of global crisis, the local leaders we partner with are working tirelessly to ensure that their communities are taken care of. They are stocking up on non-perishable foods, medical supplies, and other needed items. They are continuing to provide daily meals for their students, as well as figuring out the best possible ways to support families throughout their communities. It is our hope that these leaders will not only be able to preserve the incredible work they are doing, but also be able to act as a resource should the virus continue to spread.
There is so much good happening on the ground in the communities we serve, and we want to highlight and celebrate it. Each week will bring you photos, videos, and stories from around the world.
A Story from Peru
This is the Ortiz family. This young couple escaped from their home country of Venezuela, like millions have in the last couple of years. In Peru, they were finally making enough money to live, and to send some back to help their loved ones in Venezuela. However, since day one of the quarantine they haven’t been able to make enough money to even support just themselves. They were so happy and thankful to receive the food and supplies.
On April 21st, following an urgent call from the government, Aschalew and his team provided food support for 20 families who are taking care of their own autistic children. These families used to work as daily laborers (while their kids spent the whole day at Nehemia autistic center) but now schools are closed and they are forced to stay home to take care of their children full-time.
On April 21st, Aschalew and his team distributed food and supplies to empowered families in Debre Zeit!
On April 23rd, Pastor Edward and his team distributed food in Mayuge.