On October 5, 2018 the San Agustin River flowed out of its banks and into the homes of families living in Sipi, Choco, Colombia. Over 250 families lost all of their belongings, with many also losing their homes. You can help bring much needed ongoing medical care, basic need packages, and most importantly HOPE to the families impacted by this tragedy.
The village of Sipi rests along the picturesque San Agustin River. But after extensive rainfall, the river could no longer contain the water pouring off the surrounding hills. The quickly rising river poured into homes and businesses. Crops were destroyed by the massive force of the flood waters. Eventually the rains subsided, and the water receded. But for many families it was too late. There is an ongoing need to bring medical care and basic needs packages to these impacted families.
Conviventia will mobilize teams of health practitioners and humanitarian assistance personnel, who will provide primary medical and dental care, and channel aid to the victims of the flood in Sipi. Efforts will be carried out in partnership with local community leaders and organizations. The team will deliver non-perishable food, water, personal care and hygiene products, medicines and more to those impacted by this awful tragedy. We will also provide psycho-social support to those in need.
This project will also work with local organizations and churches to strengthen local capacity to provide ongoing support and create long term and sustainable recovery to the community as they rebuild from this disaster.