Although COVID-19 is affecting the entire world, Peru is experiencing an unprecedented crisis. Despite the measures adopted by our government, the virus is spreading rapidly in our country and in Lima, the city where more than 10 million inhabitants live.
In Alto Peru it is not the exception, since it is a mainly informal community, children, young people and older adults are exposed to a lot of risk. Overcrowding and day-to-day living make it so difficult for people to stay home. For this reason, as an organization we have decided to provide help by channeling donations to buy basic food and cleaning supplies. We have already made a first donation to more than 100 families, allocating a little more than $ 5,000 in this campaign.
However, this is not enough. In the last few days the virus has spread in the neighborhood and we hope this does not get much worse.
Our next activity is oriented to disinfect the community with a specialized company, and to carry out a communication campaign in the neighborhood to further promote social distancing, and help from young people so that adults do not leave their homes.
We greatly appreciate your help, with it we have been able to give a little hope to more than 100 families who live without being seen by the government.