Hurricane Iota left 70% of Cartagena under water. The poverty rate there before the pandemic was 26%. After the months of lockdown, it increased to +40% as over 100,000 people lost their source of income. Covid was the first blow, now Iota dealt a second blow. This project is administered through Conviventia who will provide emergency relief to the worst affected families and give them a chance to rebuild their lives.
Cartagena Colombia A city full of history, beauty and a rich culture 914,552 inhabitants 70% of the city flooded with Iota. 100 000 people lost their work and because of Covid, poverty is expected to reach +40% at the end of 2020 Poverty stricken families have been living on subsistence level since Covid struck. Cartagena's main industry is Tourism, and the informal industries that the poor live on are based around the tourists that have not been back since Covid struck.
Conviventia has been in Cartagena and been working with the affected communities for over 10 years. They work with community leaders and have their trust. Every dollar donated through this campaign will go directly to the affected communities and they will ensure that the funds are distributed in a responsible and accountable way.
Conviventia has been in this community for over 10 years and have helped empower the people in Cartagena to a sustainable transformation, and brought people out of poverty. The estimate now is that 10 years of progress have been lost in 2020. These funds will help sustain and rebuild what was lost and our prayers are that we can rebuild what was lost in 2021. God bless you for your generosity and prayers