The destructive August 15th earthquake in Peru left families in Afro-Peruvian and poorer communities without shelter, medical care, or protection from the Andean winter.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over 80% of homes in some communities have been destroyed by the 8.0 earthquake, along with major roads, impeding the delivery of outside aid. Among the towns nearest the epicenter are Chincha Alta and Cañete, where MADRE’s partner LUNDU works with Afro-Peruvian young people, women and families who were struggling to meet their basic needs even before the earthquake.
How will this project solve this problem?
In the affected regions, LUNDU's Afro-Peruvian Youth Network has mobilized to channel donations to the families in need. MADRE is facilitating this process by collecting funds to be sent directly to LUNDU.
Potential Long Term Impact
Immediate support will save lives and empower survivors to rebuild their communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,895
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,895 . The original project funding goal was $33,000.