Hunger
 Colombia
Project #23735

Estufas for Displaced families

by GRUPPO ALEIMAR ONLUS
Vetted

Summary

The project wants to provide an "estufa" (gas kitchen) to displaced families who fled from their homes because of guerrillas and who live in extreme poverty in remote areas of Bogota. Here a hot meal is vital.
$7,000.00
total goal
$6,935.00
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months active

Challenge

Bogota is located on the Cordillera of Colombia, to more than 3000 meters high. Here the life of many families is particularly difficult because of the bad weather conditions: cold, humidity and strong wind are very frequent. Most of the population still live in precarious shacks made of wood and other scrap material, without drinking water, toilets and drains. They have a miserable camping cookers, old pots and nothing else. In this area the malnutrition affects 90% of children.

Solution

The project will be implemented in partnership with Fundacion Prosol ngo. First our local partner identifies the families in greatest need; then he buys the "estufas" and checks their correct use, after being installed. Besides the gas cooker, families are provided with food in a basic basket and some new pots. Parents enrolled in the program are asked to attend a training course about sanitation, nutrition and the general taking care of their children.

Long-Term Impact

The project will promote the right of food, improve sanitary conditions in homes and encourage families to a greater involvement in taking care of their children. The provision of an "estufa" allows families to cook hot food and, consequently, to fight malnutrition and diseases.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aleimar.it/​
website

Organization Information

GRUPPO ALEIMAR ONLUS

Location: Melzo - Italy
Website: http:/​/​www.aleimar.it/​
Project Leader:
Francesca Moratti
Melzo, Italy

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