In January 2020, there was an explosion due to a gas leak from a tanker located in Villa El Salvador in Peru, just 11 survived. Unfortunately, they arrived at ANIQUEM in a critical mental and physical state as many of them lost direct relatives.
One of the survivors is called María. She is an optimistic woman eager to overcome the past and move on with her life. María is also known for being a perseverant worker, she used to wake up every morning to her orange juice stand located on the corner of her house and dedicate all morning to sell juice to her neighbors. Unfortunately, due to the accident, she has been forced to paralyze her working activities. She has two daughters and three lovely nieces, one of her daughters is named María (after her), she is the one who lives with her mother and takes care of her with love and dedication. Since the accident, María remained hospitalized for three months due to the severe burns on 35% of her body, needing grafts and intense rehabilitation to recover the lost movements.
Nine months have passed since the accident and María remembers the day it happened as it was yesterday. She is confident that someday all that occurred will stay behind considering that new opportunities are waiting ahead for her. María still cannot walk to her fullest, however, she has started to slowly move and to climb stairs carefully. Moreover, we can see how she has started to relax and entertain herself by braiding her hair (like she loves to) and knitting scarves. We are certain that she is going to carry on successfully and soon she will be returning to her orange juice stand as she desires to. For that to take place we are aware that she still has a long way to go, except she will never be alone, she counts on the support of kind-hearted people.
María is one of the cases of the Villa Salvador explosion and the ANIQUEM team is really happy with the results, that is why we are forever grateful for your valuable contribution.
Please take care and all the best.
The whole ANIQUEM team