The torrential rains and flash flooding caused by Hurricane Iota have hit Choco, a province in Colombia with a history of acute poverty, extremely hard. Quarry Lane School's Spanish Club is partnering with TECHO to provide food kits to those that were affected, especially low-income families and women. We're working with reputable NGOs on the ground in Choco to make sure the kits get to people that need them most, and we know that with your help, we'll be able to really make a difference.
Hurricane Iota has affected several countries in Latin America, but in Choco, where the landscape is dominated by rainforests, flash flooding and heavy rainfall is expected to continue for at least the next 30 days. Additionally, the region has been beset by issues of poverty and guerilla violence since long before the hurricane hit, so it's much more vulnerable than other parts of the continent
TECHO wants to support affected families by providing food kits and also provide support through the construction of emergency housing. With the support of each of you, we will be able to fulfill the purpose of helping the affected families, and thus do our part to overcome together the catastrophe that we are facing! We will be making deliveries and seeking to rebuild the largest number of homes affected by the hurricane in San Andres, Providencia, Barranquilla, Sitio Nuevo and Choco
As Quarry Lane School's Spanish Club, we strive to raise money and awareness for humanitarian crises all over the world. We believe that by partnering with TECHO, an organization that brings people together to lift Latin American communities out of poverty, we'll be able to really make a difference in Choco. With your help, we hope to feed as many people as we possibly can.