The circumstances regarding COVID-19 are affecting the entire world, and Picaflor House is no exception. The entire country of Peru is under mandatory lock-down and quarantine, meaning we’ve had to close Picaflor’s doors until further notice. Our children and staff are home with their families, as all schools and most places of work have also been suspended.
We hope that these measures will help quell the crisis quickly, and that when the government re-assesses the quarantine in a few weeks, we will be allowed to re-open Picaflor. We keep an eye on the news daily, looking for updates and awaiting instructions regarding any changes in the situation.
Now our children will need support more than ever!
We will open our doors back up as soon as we can, and when our children return, we need to be able to provide them with the educational and nutritional support that they rely on us for. And after weeks of uncertainty, they will be looking for the familiarity and security that Picaflor House provides. Many non-profits will be hard-hit in the coming months, as the world’s economies are already being drastically affected. If it is within your means to donate to Picaflor House, we would be immensely grateful. Our children will need our support now, more than ever.
Until our next update…
We hope that our next report brings news of our re-opened facilities and re-booted activities. For now, please keep yourselves and your families healthy – and be sure to wash your hands!