Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela

by CHAMOS - IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF VENEZUELA
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Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela
Water Sanitation Hygiene Venezuela

We continue to deploy our WASH infrastructure programme in Venezuela, thanks to your generous donations.

Water shortages continue to affect many in Venezuela, and when accessible water is often not potable.

With the donation of water tanks and filters we mitigate this problem, by allowing our partners to safely store water to run their programmes continuously, and to potabilise the water they use for cooking and drinking in order to reduce water borne transmissible diseases.

During the last months we have bought 2 cylinder 500L water tanks for the Escuela Niño Jesus de Praga, a school in La Vega Caracas that  attends 200 primary school children.

Since January the school has been suffering from an irregular water supply which has put the school operation in jeopardy,  forcing them to reduce their teaching schedule to only 2 days a week.

We hope that thanks to the addition of this two water tanks they will be able to resume their normal school schedule and run their school programme 5 days a week.

This is all possible thanks to your generous donations.

 

 



 

 

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A lot has happened in Venezuela since we wrote our last report, the covid pandemic peaked and reached its highest infection levels in September, cases have been at similar levels since then, but there has been a relaxation of lockdown rules. 

Schools have begun in presential mode since October, bringing joy and much needed education and recreation to many children.

Thanks to your continuous support and generous donations we were able to supply surgical masks and hand sanitizer gel to 2 of our local partners: Sowi in El Escobal Edo. Lara and Degania in Soledad Edo. Anzoátegui.

These 2 very important items of Personal Protective Equipment have allowed our partners to safely continue to run their much-needed programmes from September to December helping 800 kids and 50 adults.

With your amazing support we have also managed to expand our WASH programme by adding ASEAM as another one of our WASH programme beneficiaries. We have bought community water filters for 6 of their centres. One of them is already in place and the other 5, will arrive in January will allowing 2,300 adults and 2,200 children to have clean potable water for the next 5 years.

Our goal is to keep expanding our WASH programme and bring clean drinking WATER- This invaluable resource- To many more children across Venezuela.

       Thank you for trusting us to make our goals a reality!

                          The Chamos Team.

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The Covid 19 pandemic continues to affect many to date, especially in Venezuela, where the vaccination programme has not been close to enough, as there are severe shortages of vaccines. 

According to official figures, Venezuela has administered at least 4,000,000 doses of COVID vaccines so far, asumming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 7% of the country’s population.

To make matters worse the health care system was not fit to respond to a pandemic and is still precarious and not well equiped.

There are no clear directions from the government to hep contain the pandemic. There are no policies or aides to help those affected to work from home or have any form of relief.

Mandatory isolation is close to impossible as the population depends in the informal and day to day forms of income. 

Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to continue to carry out our WASH programme, efficiently and effectively.

We have been able to distribute another lot of 47 cylinder water tanks (560L) and  4 big water  tanks (5000L) for the proper storage  of water to our partners across Venezuela.

We have overseen the distribution and proper assembly of 17 community water filters and 5 ceramic filters to our partners NGO’s, that will aid in the continuation of their programmes during the next 5 years.

We have supervised the correct usage and maintenance of 157 water tanks, 26 community water filters and 91 ceramic filters, since July 2020 that continue to work as an important piece in the implementation of our WASH programme.

During these extra difficult times for the children of Venezuela your help is more important than ever.

The gift of clean water allows soup kitchens, nutritional recovery programmes and medical programmes run by our partners, to continue their operations amidst the pandemic.

Our aim is to expand this much needed programme, so we can continue to bring this vital  resource to many more children to Reduce Covid 19 transmission, improve their Health and Wellbeing and reduce poverty and inequality.

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A year has passed since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, and although in many places it seems like we are getting a grip on this terrible disease, sadly right now in Venezuela it is at its worst.

In a country where there is an established complex humanitarian crisis, a collapsed economy and no effective policies in place to stop the transmission, there is little hope of controlling the pandemic. Cases have spiked during the last weeks, both public and private hospitals are at maximum capacity, with little resources to battle this calamity, mortality from COVID-19 is at its highest taking a big toll on many and specially on doctors, nurses and medical personnel.

In order to get a grip on infection rates, stricter quarantine measures have been imposed, which will help reduce transmission of the virus, but will have a negative impact in many of the much-needed programmes that provide live saving help to the children in Venezuela.

Our commitment to facilitate and improve the operations of our partners is now more important than ever and that is why over the last few months with your contribution we have expanded our WASH programme with the purchase of 17 community water filters, 2 mission water filters which will be installed in rural underprivileged communities with little access to potable water across the country, where our local partners run a range of programmes to help improve the lives of the children of Venezuela.

We have also bought and distributed 4 water tanks of different capacities, which allow the different programmes ran by our local partners to store water properly, which will help them not only to continue their operations, but to do so more safely and efficiently broadening their capacity to help more children.

With your help our WASH infrastructure programme facilitates the continuation of soup kitchens, nutritional recovery programmes and medical programmes run by our partners, it improves the Health and Wellbeing of the children, Reduces Covid 19 transmission, improving  poverty and inequality.

Thank you for your continuous support,

The CHAMOS Team


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The COVID 19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of many in Venezuela. In a devastated country with a complex humanitarian crisis its effects are even more disastrous.

Venezuelan's economy continues to be halted, with periods of flexibilization when some economic activity resumes. This is having a devastating effect, not only on the health of the population, but also on food security and education. To date schools have not reopened and there is no formal timeline as to when this might happen.

Access to water and hygiene are more critical than ever not only as an effective way to mitigate and prevent coronavirus transmission but also to prevent other transmissible diseases which have high mortality rates in a population severly afected by malnourisment.

Since our last report, with the support of a grant and in partnership with our network of local partners we have continued to improve water infrastructure in care homes, community clinics, and soup kitchens.

 

We have supervised the correct usage and maintenance of the 96 water tanks installed during June/July 2020 that continue to work as an important piece in the implementation of our WASH programme.

We have overseen the distribution and proper assembly of 20 water purification filters to our partners NGO’s, that will aid in the continuation of their programmes during the next 5 years.

We have bought and distributed 56 ceramic family filters which will provide families with potable water during the next 5 years, helping them to prevent Covid 19 and other transmissible diseases. 

Finally, we have supplied our partners with 9000 bars of soap for the continuity of our sanitation programme.

 

Thanks to your generous donations and Chamos’ extensive experience working in Venezuela we have been able to carry out this project eciently and eectively.

Our aim is to expand this much needed programme, so we can continue to bring this vital  resource to many more children during the coming months and next year. 

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CHAMOS - IN AID OF THE CHILDREN OF VENEZUELA

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Andreina Palma
London, United Kingdom
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