Aug 19, 2020

Moving Forward

Future Team Member Inup
Future Team Member Inup

Apart from the challenges of our new lives living with the Covi-19 pandemic, these past few months have been a roller coaster for our organization. On June 2nd we welcomed our 3rd son. And then sadly on July 12th our family and team member Walter took his own life at the age of 18. He was an integral part of this pantry supply effort and accompanied our Director Luis to buy the pantry supplies, helped to organize the bags and then to distribute them to community members in need. Although he leaves a great hole in our family and organization we know we must continue on in his memory delivering supplies as long as there are donations as well as need in the community. Since Walter's death we have delivered pantry supplies to 119 families. But we couldn't do it with out the support of donors like you as well as withou community members who help us to identify people in need. This month through the help of Brandy from Florida and community member Loyda, we were able to bring pantry supply packs to 40 families in need in the rural village of Calderas. Agricultural communities such as Calderas have been really hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic as restrictions on movement and public transportation have prevented vendors from taking their goods to the market to sell as they normally would. These supplies are a life line and provide hope to families who are struggling to put food on the table. We give priority to families headed by the elderly, widows, single mothers, families with people with disabilites and people who have been layed off due to the pandemic, but others facing need are also eligible. Below you will find photos of some of the families who received pantry supply packs this month. You can see more photos of the families who have been blessed with pantry supplies through this link here: shorturl.at/lCLU3. Thank you for being a part of this effort. Your support keeps us moving forward!

How We Will Remember Cousin Walter
How We Will Remember Cousin Walter
Family receiving pantry supplies
Family receiving pantry supplies
Recently widowed woman receiving pantry supplies
Recently widowed woman receiving pantry supplies
Out of work teacher receiving pantry supplies
Out of work teacher receiving pantry supplies
Jun 18, 2020

Getting back on track after Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the ways we live in more ways than one. Here at Compartiendo Nuestras Bendiciones we have had to change the way we currently work. Our Eco-Change Program has been on hold the past few months and we are currently reworking the program to come back better than ever once the government restrictions lift. Once the area schools are opened back up, we plan to organize campaigns with students in a local middle school to educate students on the hazards of single use plastics and inspire youth to recycle their plastic wastes into eco-bricks for the benefit of their school. We plan to continue using these eco-bricks to build more rainwater harvesting systems in areas with water scarcity. While likely we will have to adjust our approaches in light of the pandemic, we are looking forward to the day when we can get back to work. We thank you for your support. 

Jun 18, 2020

Getting back on track after Covid-19

When we started planning this project several months ago, we had no idea how our lives and work were about to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In the interest of our community members safety, this and all projects which require the gathering of people in groups have been canceled. We are planning and getting ready for the day when government restrictions are lifted and we can once again get together in groups. Our group of kids are also eargerly awaiting the day we can start up this project as they have been largely confined to their homes for the past 3 months. It is our hope that the next project report we send will be to update you on the inauguration of this project. Thank you for your support!

 
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