This invisible enemy of COVID 19 risks worsening an already fragile situation even more in Colombia, where the number of infections is continuously increasing. The country's health care is unable to respond adequately to new cases and protection for health and safety security are inaccessible for many families who live in situations of extreme poverty. The project wants to provide concrete help to Hogar Lugar De Paz" family home which welcomes 25 orphaned or abandoned children.
The Somaschi fathers are very concerned about the "Hogar Lugar De Paz" family home in Pinchote, in the SantAnder Department, which welcomes 25 orphaned or abandoned children, often victims of abuse and violence. Our local contacts manage to support the house only thanks to the revenue from renting a hotel, but now with the lockdown and closing of the latter, it's becoming really difficult to cover food costs and thus guarantee the daily meal for younger guests.
We immediately have taken action to help these families in great difficulty and together with the Somaschi Fathers, our local representatives, we are distributing food in addition to the ordinary basic basket (basic necessities). This is a real emergency, we must take immediate action and guarantee these children food and assistance.
The Covid-19 epidemic has shown how we are all linked by the same destiny, and how fragile each person is in his human dimension. For us in Aleimar, children are the first people to be protected! Help us protect all the children of the Hogar Lugar! We WON'T leave anyone behind.