Month: May 2020

Roaming the streets, in search of food

It’s a common sight these days in the shanty towns of Lima, people roaming the streets in search of anything that could represent a meal. In normal, pre-COVID19 times, most families managed to feed their children on a regular basis. Their job as a street vendor, cleaning lady, carpenter,… allowed them to make enough money […]

Bringing food to the families

Here we go for another day of food distribution to the children and their families. First of all, during the state of emergency, we can’t get to the communities without authorisation. We need to let the authorities know exactly where we are going to and why.  First stop is usually one of the mega stores […]

Today, we got help from the Food Bank

Today, the team went to the ‘Viñas del sur” community and met with its nice people, friendly families and lovely children, it was a fantastic day. We distributed food received this morning from the Food Bank, the families were so happy! It’s a lot of hard work, it requires a lot of organization, but the […]

COVID19 Emergency relief

The current crisis hits the children and their families very hard in Lima’s shanty towns. Due to the lock down and state of emergency, most families fell without any income, and as an immediate result, without food overnight. Communities organise “olla comuns” (community kitchens), but most of these have run out of food. Due to […]

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