Sponsored student Juana receives her new backpack
Like many of our supporters around the world, you are probably participating in widespread social distancing efforts to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, in your community. As the virus spreads throughout Guatemala, Pueblo a Pueblo is doing the same.
In early January, all sponsored students visited our office to receive a backpack full of the supplies they need to succeed in school this year. However, after almost three successful months of classes, our partner schools were forced to cancel classes to comply with social distancing measures imposed by the Guatemalan government.
At Pueblo a Pueblo, we recognize our ability to protect our most vulnerable friends, neighbors, and family members through social distancing. By limiting our contact with others, especially in large group settings, we can ease the burden this virus is likely to place on our rural Guatemalan community.
As such, Pueblo a Pueblo has suspended all in-person meetings and educational sessions to minimize the risk of exposure to our partner communities and our own team. Our staff will work remotely until further notice.
In this time of crisis, we will continue to stand by the students we have committed to support. We will continue to provide access to subsidized healthcare for all beneficiaries of the Primary Education Scholarships project. As resources permit, we will also deliver food baskets to the families of those students most in need.
This pandemic has brought challenges to families and communities around the globe. It is already affecting Pueblo a Pueblo’s ability both to achieve our project goals and to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and beneficiaries.
As we work to execute a swift and effective response, please consider making a donation to this project today. Thank you in advance for your generosity—the future of our support for students here on Lake Atitlán depends on it.
Concepcion and her mother receive a food basket