Urgent Aid Needed for Earthquake Victims in Peru

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
Urgent Aid Needed for Earthquake Victims in Peru
Aug 21, 2007

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Please help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous families who lost everything in last week’s earthquake.

We posted an urgent request for support to Global Giving last week for our Peruvian partner LUNDU, which is working in Afro-Peruvian communities affected by the earthquake. People in the region are still digging through ashes in hopes of finding survivors.

LUNDU tell us that 90,000 people were affected and 16,000 houses destroyed. Whole families are sleeping on the streets and have no water or food. Other families remain under the debris from their houses. Roads are still blocked. There is no electricity or phone service in many areas.

We have already been able to send some funds to LUNDU to provide clothing, food, blankets, medicines, tents, stoves, and other necessities, and your support is enabling us to send more. LUNDU is working tirelessly to channel that aid to the most affected families.

This weekend, we received an urgent call from CHIRAPAQ, our partner that works with Indigenous women and families in Peru. In those communities, every last house was destroyed by the earthquake. The need is huge. Their plea is urgent. Please help MADRE help our Indigenous Peruvian partners.

Both LUNDU and CHIRAPAQ are looking to MADRE supporters for aid. If you have already given, thank you. If you haven’t, please take this opportunity to help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous Quechua families affected by this devastating earthquake.

Any amount you can will give make a difference. Please donate today.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @madrespeaks
Project Leader:
Vivian Stromberg
Executive Director
New York, New York United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 18 donors like you, a total of $1,895 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org. that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.