mexico covid-19 relief
Once upon a time…Dianita was a happy girl, going to school and playing with her friends. With a big smile on her face that set her apart from the other children, she would punctually arrive at the María Guadalupe Center in Monte Albán, Oaxaca, to have breakfast before heading to class. One day, her life took an unexpected and inexplicable turn: a virus threatened her life and that of her family. They did their best to stay home, but this isn’t always possible when you have to work to pay for food, rent, and other essential items. Today, her whole family – ten members in total – is infected with the new coronavirus. With no work, money or health insurance, and with many prescriptions for expensive drugs, they struggle to live.”
Like Dianita’s family, many families in Oaxaca are facing a similar situation amid an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. As of July 21, 2020, Oaxaca has already recorded more than 9,000 cases and almost 850 deaths. Crecemos has been accompanying families since the beginning of the pandemic, distributing food and cleaning products, and offering remote learning activities and emotional support. Now, the need is even greater. We must help them get better, and in a few cases, fight this virus to stay alive.
You can help! With your donation, we will help Crecemos families directly affected by COVID-19 pay for their prescriptions and medical expenses.
Lebanon emergency relief
Following a major explosion that ripped through the Beirut Port on August 4 and devastated much of the city, killing at least 137 people, and leaving 5,000 wounded and more than a quarter-million homeless, AVSI is ready to accompany the most vulnerable families.
Our goal is to alleviate pain and support the recovery of a country already on its knees due to an economic meltdown. Half of the population was already living below the poverty line before the explosion.
The explosion knocked down walls and blew out windows, leaving behind decimated homes that most people cannot afford to rebuild.
AVSI has been present in Lebanon for more than 20 years supporting the population, including Syrian refugees, with long-term programs in livelihoods, education and childcare, and offering training and jobs for youth and women.
You can help us support the poorest families in Lebanon, those who will not receive loans from banks, who were already struggling to get to the end of the month even before the explosion, and those in which only one member works, sometimes informally and occasionally. Most of the time, these families are the last to receive any support and are often excluded from safety net programs.
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