Meeting a patient on a home visit
In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, the work of the Rosa Vera Fund continues........
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to respond quickly, nimbly, strategically, when hurdles arise. When all of Bolivia was on military-enforced lockdown, the families we work with were not able to leave their homes. We were able to get critical food supplies delivered by having our medical teams go door to door. Under our watch, NO child died from Covid, NO child (nor their siblings) suffered malnourishment or starvation, and ALL children continued to receive crucial medical care and physical & speech therapy.
We are extremely humbled by the efforts of our Bolivian counterparts who do whatever it takes to help the families of the RVF.
And, in spite of all the uncertainty, the RVF expanded, as planned! We have added four new children to our census, ranging in ages from 19 months to 11 years. All were very appropriate cases for us to provide services to and their parents are incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to save their children lives or dramatically improve their quality of life.
And, there's even more good news: We have hired a new care coordinator - Lourdes Plata - who you will learn more about in the upcoming reports. She fills a crucial role in coordinating the dozens of medical visits, speech therapy sessions, physical therapy sessions, etc. that take place both at La Escuelita as well as on home visits.
Overall, the Bolivian medical team is resilient and inspirational. They seem to take the challenges all in stride and, due to your support, will continue to move forward.
Thank you, sincerely, for your financial contributions. As you learn more about our work, we are convinced you will agree - it is all worth it.