Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID

by Fundacion Projeter Sans Frontieres Proyectar Sin Fronteras
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Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Bogota Food Aid For 2000 People Affected by COVID
Women receiving solidarity basket
Women receiving solidarity basket

Dear supporters of GlobalGiving,


Thanks to you, we were able to carry out a food basket distribution in the Egipto neighborhood on June 18th, 2021 for 80 women heads of household.


This neighborhood of Bogotá has been impacted for a long time by violence and a difficult
economic situation. Violence has led to the disappearance of many fathers. As a result, many
women in this neighborhood are left as single mothers with the responsibility for their children as their husbands are either in prison, unemployed, or dead.

We carried out the following activities on 18 June:
1. Thanks to the Buena Semilla Foundation, particularly vulnerable women were identified.
2. Thanks to a strategic alliance with neighborhood leaders, we were able to identify the 80 women
beneficiaries and organize the individual distribution of food baskets. These baskets contain fruit,
vegetables, non-perishable food products, and hygiene products.
3. In addition, we have identified 30 women interested in receiving a menstrual cup. This distribution
will take place in July and will be accompanied by a workshop explaining the good practices of
this hygiene system.

The total number of beneficiaries for this day was 80 women heads of the household but the number of
secondary beneficiaries reaches 240 with children and elderly people that make part of these families.

Thanks to your support, we were able to provide food and hygiene assistance to 80 women who are heads of households. 


Let's continue to act together to help the most vulnerable

Fresh and non-perishable goods were delivered
Fresh and non-perishable goods were delivered
Every basket will cover the needs of 4 people
Every basket will cover the needs of 4 people

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Dear GlobalGiving community,

 

Colombia is currently experiencing a third wave of COVID-19 contamination, which is reflected in an increase in death cases. The latest reports from Colombian authorities indicate that there are more than 15,000 new cases per day. According to data from the Ministry of Health, in May 2021, only 5.7% of the population have been vaccinated (with both doses) against COVID-19.


In the midst of this health and economic crisis, the national government decided to promote a tax reform that affects the most vulnerable. To express their outrage, for more than a month, thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets in droves as the pandemic continues to rage, killing 500 people a day. Despite the withdrawal of the tax reform, numerous protests have taken place in recent weeks, some of them marked by violence, vandalism and heavy police repression resulting in the deaths of around 40 people, in major cities across the country.

The political situation doesn't seem to get better, roadblocks continue on highways and city streets, and food shortages have kept prices of first need goods at two to three times normal levels in local marketplaces.

Due to the blockades in the streets, the rise in prices and the uncertainty regarding access to vulnerable neighborhoods, the planned delivery of solidarity markets has not been possible. However, our team is preparing so that as soon as the blockades are lifted in the city and the surrounding area we will make a large delivery of food baskets that will benefit about 2000 families.

You will see the results of this great delivery in our next report.

 

Thak you for your constant support to strengthen food security in Bogota.

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Food donation in USME locality the 23/10/2020
Food donation in USME locality the 23/10/2020

In the beginning of January, the number of new COVID infections increased which led policy-makers to implement new measures in the city as it has been placed on the red alert with reduced mobility. These measures have real impacts on the food security of the most vulnerable ones, many of them have had almost a year without any formal or steady incomes. During the last six months, Proyectar Sin Fronteras continued its food baskets donations in the south of Bogotá.

 

In order to respond to the increasing needs, we carried out 8 distributions that provide food for 2 weeks for 371 families. The baskets we donate are composed by dry goods as lentils, beans and rice, oil, sugar, pasta, eggs and fresh fruits and vegetables for a total of 17 kg of food. In addition to that, we included hygiene products as toilet paper, soap and toothpaste to the basket to allow these communities to have a more decent lifestyle.

By virtue of our partnerships with others local foundations, we had been able to collect clothes, kids toys and even menstrual cups donations during this campaign. We like to give special thanks to Buena Vibra Collective and Lamismagentefilm for their support in these activities.

Thanks to our GlobalGiving generous community and in particular to a generous donation we received, we are able to continue and increase the donations in the beginning of the 2021 year. In this upcoming campaign we will help communities that are located in the centre of Bogotá and in Ciudad Bolivar locality. We aim to donate over 300 baskets in the upcoming 6 months.

Today we would like to introduce to you one of the beneficiaries in Miraflores (locality of San Cristobal): Cesar, 68 years old. His story particularly impacted us as his only income source was the sale of candies and snack bars, activity he couldn’t continue to carry out because of the confinement measures and the lack of customers in the streets. As many people in Bogotá, Cesar lives alone and is struggling to make it to the end of the month.

Thank you for all your support! Your donations directly help vulnerable communities in mitigating the economic impacts of the pandemic! Continue to support us to keep strengthening solidarity towards the needy ones.

Food donation in El Codito the 19/06/2020
Food donation in El Codito the 19/06/2020
Cesar
Cesar

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Fundacion Projeter Sans Frontieres Proyectar Sin Fronteras

Location: Bogota, Distrito Capital - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Ramzi Gheribi
Bogota, Distrito Capital Colombia
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