We want to share with you some interesting news about the project you are supporting: #Restore Cerro De Pasco
First of all we are interpreting the environmental samples about water bodies quality in Pasco and we are waiting for hair results by our laboratory! So in one month an half we will discover what is happing in Cerro de Pasco and you will know more through our final Report.
Secondly we want to inform you about a great opportunity for Children of Cerro de Pasco: on 29 November, your donation for this Project will be extreamly impactful!
On that day your donation will be free of cost transaction! Moreover we can have the chance to win bonus prizes that we will use for legal actions for the project #RestoreCerroDePasco and to support all the laboratory analysis costs.
We need all your support and aid in this big project to save children's life in one of the most polluted area in the world.
All the people of Cerro de Pasco are alone, without any institution assistance.
They have nobody that help them. We are the only one organization that could give them hope and a new life!
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These weeks were so much intense and constructive for all of us.
After a bad acclimation step at 4500 meters above sea level, we started soon the new study beginning with children’s hair sample in the municipality of Paraghsa, the most affected site here in the Simon Bolivar District, in Pasco, the andean region.
We sampled 81 childrens’s hair between 5-14 years old, who are the most vulnerable age range to heavy metals exposition. We will analyze heavy metals concentration in it: heavy metals are neurotoxic, carcinogenic, teratogenic and obviously toxic for our body, and for all living beings.
Paragha is surrounded by mountains of mining waste that are without any type of isolation, so the contaminated dusts are everywhere and people who live 10 meters far from these high mountains are exposed 24 h a day to these contaminants. These polluttants pass through the soil into the subsoil and to the under water reserve that were exploted by mining activities too. So the water of this town is undrinkable and the use is reduced at 1 hour a day!
Here in Cerro de Pasco multiple human rights are violated every day: human right to water, to education, to health, to live in clean environmental, to property, to information… simply it’s not respected the human right to LIFE!
Heavy metals make people sick and they kill them. Here the Cerro SAC company (ex Volcan company) is making a real environmental crime: we are talking of a genocide carried out by more than 50 years.
This territory is bumbarded by a lot of mines: everywhere you go, you find a mine in a radius of 10 Km.
Parallel to the health study we are sampling water of most affected rivers basins, some lakes transformed in mining waste desposals and tap water, always to detect heavy metals levels and to understand the enviornmental quality.
With your help we are carring out the chemical analysis and legal actions to move the city to a healthy site and asking to mining company to apply social responsability and reduce mining waste exposition to inhabitants.
We thank you a lot for your great and generous support. Above all who are thanking all of you are Paraghsa children and Pasco population!!
we are excited tolet you know that we are ready to go to the mission in Peru.
Thanks to the continuous donations of all of you, we have reached almost 1.700 $ from more than 50 donors along these 5 months. These donations are key at least to start this project.
We'll fly to Cerro de Pasco at the end of the August, starting the development of the study on child health and environmental quality.
We will stay there for almost a month collecting blood and hair samples of more than 100 people and we will also sample water in the affected area to analyze heavy metals concentration. The goal is to demonstrate the effects of mining pollution in the region.
With those data we will complain to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxic Wastes and UN Special Rapporteur on Mental and Physical Health. Moreover we will train local communities’ leaders to perform basic social and environmental monitoring system.
Anyway, this is just an anticipation: we will keep you updated step by step about our work there and about community situation with videos, photos and interviews.
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